58% Expect Obama’s New EPA Regulations to Increase Energy Costs
Nearly half of U.S. voters like the idea of putting tighter environmental controls on new and existing power plants, but just as many think President Obama’s proposed regulations to do that will hurt the economy. Most expect those regulations to drive up energy costs.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters favor new environmental regulations to place stricter limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-four percent (34%) oppose these new regulations. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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