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Voters Are Skeptical of Obama’s Latest Energy Plan

Friday, August 07, 2015

President Obama earlier this week announced an even more ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, but voters see more costs than rewards. The president’s plan will require a 32% drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030 and a 28% increase in the amount of power generated by renewable sources by 2025.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the plan will increase energy costs in the United States. Just 17% think it will decrease costs, while 12% say the plan will have no impact on energy costs. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

 

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 5-6, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

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