Climate Change Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

surveyFrom Rasmussen Reports

Since the flurry of activity surrounding its passage by the House in late June, little has been heard about the historic climate change bill aimed at curbing global warming. But the Senate will be tackling the controversial measure when it returns to Washington next week.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that public sentiment on the bill, which opponents claim will have a negative overall impact on the U.S. economy, is largely unchanged over the last two months.

Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans favor the climate change bill, while 40% are opposed to it. However, the antis feel more strongly: Twenty-six percent (26%) Strongly Oppose the bill versus 10% who Strongly Favor it.

Nearly one-in-four adults (24%) are not sure whether passage of the bill is a good idea or not. These findings are virtually the same as in late June.

Women favor the bill more strongly than men. Older voters are more likely to oppose it.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats support the climate control bill, while the identical number (58%) of Republicans and the plurality (47%) of adults not affiliated with either party oppose it. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Republicans Strongly Oppose, while 20% of Democrats Strongly Favor the bill.

Given the limited coverage of the climate change legislation and the dominance of the health care debate over the summer, these numbers could change significantly as the legislative debate unfolds.

Read the rest at Rasmussen Reports.

18 Responses to Climate Change Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

  1. Neil F. AGWD August 31, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Yeah, as if the politicians actually care about what people think. I hope it goes down in flames, but hope in one hand and crap in the other. Which one weighs more?

  2. Neil F. AGWD September 3, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    I’m going to take some time away from commenting here.
    I might return someday, but all I do is get frustrated.
    I thought maybe I could get through to some people who still believe this nonsense, but I just am not that good, or articulate a writer to make any kind of a difference.
    And then there is the Rob, who is only here to piss me off.
    I thought maybe if I could get him to see the light, I might have actually accomplished something here. But that is like spitting in the wind. A futile activity.
    I have not lost all hope however. I still think there is a chance to shoot down this climate bill nonsense. But nothing I say here is going to make any kind of difference one way or the other.
    I’ll still read the articles but I am going to give commenting on them a rest for a while. Later dudes!

  3. paul wenum September 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Neil, Sorry to see you go. Remember 2010 and vote and tell all! I agree regarding the Rob’s of the world, but remember there are ignorant people that just don’t know because they haven’t been informed and then there are stupid people that even when facts are placed in front of them will never figure it out.

    Keep in there Neil. The public needs more dedicated people like you. Take heart, I’m as mad as you, however everyone that I discuss climate change with somehow is starting to see the light, dim as it may seem.

    Keep it up and don’t let up! Good lock Neil. It’s been a pleasure!

  4. Rob N. Hood September 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    Paul took the words right out of my mouth… Time to get a life, eh Neil? Good idea. Schmucks like us are basically powerless, except for the occasional un-stolen vote.

  5. Rob N. Hood September 7, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Vile comments? Really? Kinda hysterical aren’t you? You have been the one trashing me Paul, not the other way around. You’re entire comment above is what they call Projection. Look it up and open your closed mind, maybe you can evolve some.

  6. Paul Wenum September 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm #


  7. Rob N. Hood September 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Where’s Paul’s hysterical message? Removed to make him look better and me not ?? Niiiice.

  8. Paul Wenum September 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    Replies are to one’s that think. No further comments.

  9. Rob N. Hood September 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    You sure put me in my place. Will be kinda quiet around here without me or Neil… That just makes you that much more important. Hopefully you will continue the struggle and enlighten us slow ignorant folks. Oh, wait, I forgot, you don’t want to do that either. Then what ARE you doing??

  10. paul wenum September 20, 2009 at 1:08 am #

    Like actors. You are here today and gone tomorrow. Bye “RobNHood”

  11. Rob N. Hood September 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    As usual you didn’t answer my question. I guess I am so beneath you Paul… and everyone who dares disagree with you. Not a little bit arrogant… And what do have against ACTORS now for crying out loud? Are you just an old crank Paul, is THAT your deal? Is that why you are on the right-wiong band wagon and dissing EVERYTHING Liberal and/or Progressive? There is nothing clever about that, or original. ZZZZZZZ

  12. Paul Wenum September 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Yes, go to sleep.

  13. Paul Wenum September 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    I see you read Alinski. True far left liberal. As stated previously, If the sun comes up in the East you will disclaim it. Typical Alinski tactic. You read the book good didn’t you and use the losers tactics quite well I must say. That said, No more tactics from a “BB in a Boxcar” mentality from an Al Gore schill. Bye.

  14. Rob N. Hood October 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Actually didn’t, and not sure I even know who that is. As usual you make assumptions and then think it’s Gospel, according to Paul (gee I’m clever sometimes!)

  15. paul wenum October 3, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    A fox in a henhouse. Suggest you read both sides. If you profess to not reading Alinsky you are a definite Gore groupie. Clever versus knowlefge is different and I do not profess to be an expert just like you. Have a cold one and go to bed..

  16. paul wenum October 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    By the way Rob, They call me “The Paul.” That’s when the College Grads, etc, MBA’s sit around the campfire with normal discourse on what is happening in the world. Do we all agree? Hell no. Do we go to bed mad? No. We don’t scream, we TALK! Wish that would be normal in today’s world. Sadly it is not. That said, it will change. Trust me. Education is the key not B.S.

  17. Rob N. Hood October 7, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    I’ve just been talking too, The Paul. It is you who gets angry, and insulting. I see the death of democracy in this country and it bothers me to a huge extent. So excuse me for my occasional outburst of emotion. Little things like that tend to make me upset…

  18. Paul Wenum October 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Rob, I try to pull the best and worst out of people. It is when they get cornered that they throw out excuses for their actions, or lack thereof and rant. Interesting and fun. I taught my daughter how to argue both sides, even if you don’t agree. She can now see both sides and does not get angry. Fun game if you are up to it. The bottom line. I have read both sides and climate change is natural in my humble opinion. Period.

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