Reports Rasmussen Reports:
Fewer voters than ever have a favorable opinion of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a plurality say that its regulations and actions hurt the economy.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the EPA, the lowest finding in the three years the question has been asked.
I’m not shocked.
Indeed, EPA’s low grade makes sense. An unprecedented number of people are dissatisfied because it’s an unprecedented EPA. An analogy will help make my point: William Clinton crowded his major gifts to green special interests into his genuine lame duck session (i.e., after W. Bush had been elected); President Obama’s EPA has been like Clinton’s lame duck—for 6 years.
However, I was taken aback by a different result in the Rasmussen Reports “Environment Update.” In response to the question, “Global warming is primarily caused by?”…the responses ”human activity” and “planetary trends” are tied, at 42 percent.