PPP Poll: Pennsylvanians Are Worried About Climate Change; Support EPA Plan

carbon-emissionsThis week President Obama released a historic new clean power plan.

The goal is to reduce the carbon emissions of the nation’s power plants by 32% compared to 2005 levels. This will be done on a state-by-state basis and is targeted towards 2030.

Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, surveyed the residents of eight different states on this new proposal. Among the eight states was Pennsylvania (PPP also polled Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia).

Respondents in each state were asked three questions: 1. How much of a problem do you consider climate change to be? 2. Do you support or oppose the EPA’s Clean Power Plan? 3. If an elected official supported this plan, would it make you more or less favorable towards that official.

59% of Pennsylvanians described climate change as a serious problem compared to just 40% who believe it is not.

Furthermore, 58% support the EPA’s plan while 38% oppose it.

Finally, 65% of PA respondents stated that if an elected official backed the EPA plan they would be either more favorable towards them or neutral. Just 27% said such a stance would decrease their favorability toward that politician.

PPP conducted the survey for the group Americans United for Change.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 4,517 registered voters in CO, FL, MN, NH, NV, OH, PA, and VA between July 31st and August 3rd. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 1.5%.

August 5th, 2015 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 6 Comments

6 thoughts on “PPP Poll: Pennsylvanians Are Worried About Climate Change; Support EPA Plan”

  1. Lou says:

    Any working person is way to preoccupied to worry about about the weather in 2039…..However the unfortunates receiving welfare, fraudulent disability benefits and all of the other free stuff , etc do have the time to worry about and ponder the meaning of life and will they still be getting the free stuff….if the oceans water levels rise….vicodene helps them make it through the stressful thought process….then a nap.

  2. Repub says:

    Nice stacks of steam – not pollution -as your visual?

  3. Lou says:

    If global warming issue is your problem Pennsylvanians you must have had your head up your…..last winter…

  4. FYI says:

    Just another reason to elect Katie McGinty for US Senate who has expertise in this area!

  5. KSDF says:

    Looks like a push poll to me as PPP admits that they discussed the Clean Power Plan with the respondent without releasing the complete script:

    “2. Now that you’ve heard about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, do you support or oppose the plan?”

    Shame on PPP and PoliticsPA to report this out.

  6. Unsanctioned R says:

    100% of EPA scientists agree that these [extremely costly and regressive] regulations will affect warming by 0.01 degree Celcius.

    This is a welcomed debate. Remember 2010?

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