“Just 13 respondents (1.3 percent) identified [climate change] as the most pressing issue facing the United States, and just 25 more (2.5 percent) identified it as the second most pressing issue facing the United States,” the announcement of the poll said. “Voters don’t want the federal government telling them what kinds of cars they should buy and drive,” Stephen Moore said, co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Property.
They don’t want taxes on carbon dioxide. “They don’t want the government to make energy more expensive.” Voters are against a carbon tax and electric vehicle mandates. “Voters understand the green agenda is what is responsible for the spike in energy prices,” Moore said. “They don’t believe the solution to our problems is to switch to electric cars or any of the other pie-in-the-sky Biden schemes.” “Voters consistently tell us they don’t prioritize or want to pay much if anything for climate change,” pollster Mike McKenna said. “They are especially resistant to energy taxes and to attempts to impose mandates.” The poll revealed that the number one concern for voters is the economy: Almost all agreed (90 percent, 67 percent strongly) with the statement, “I am concerned about inflation.” This sentiment (obviously) is strong across demographic and ideological groups (85 percent of self-identified liberals agreed with the statement). Cost concerns are also strong concerning energy and food. Three-quarters (77 percent) said they are paying too much for gasoline (including 92 percent of those ages 27-35); 79 percent said they are paying too much for food (75 percent of males, 82 percent of females).
The survey of 1,000 likely voters nationwide took place from February 15 to 26 and had a 3.1 percent margin of error. Follow Penny Starr on Twitter.
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