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Voters Say EPA Regulations Need Congressional Approval

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling back a regulation that requires a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030, but most voters think they shouldn’t be allowed to make such calls without the approval of Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think the EPA should be able to implement major regulations without congressional approval. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree, but 19% 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 October 10-11, 2017 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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