Another day, another poll showing the same thing: that Americans overwhelmingly want action to combat global warming and are willing to pay to do so.
By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.
While Republicans were split, with 46 percent willing to pay more and 49 percent opposed to it, 82 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents say they’d accept higher bills.
Again, this poll is not an outlier. For instance, see this Washington Post-ABC News poll indicating that "Fifty-seven percent of Republicans, 76 percent among independents and 79 percent of Democrats support state-level limits on greenhouse gas emissions." Also, see this poll by Hart Research showing strong support in Virginia for tougher EPA regulations on fossil-fuel-fired power plants, as well as for action to address climate change by boosting clean energy and other measures. As always, the question is when the politicians will hear the message the public, and not just their buddies in the fossil fuel industry, is sending them?