Majority of Americans DON’T want to pay for Climate Change Policies

The media and progressive legislators are relentless in telling voters climate change is an issue they should care enough about to pay for sweeping new legislation like the Green New Deal, which “would cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion, a truly astounding sum that comes out to nearly $600,000 per US household,” writes Brad Polumbo of the Foundation for Economic Education.

According to a new poll out of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Americans aren’t buying it. Literally nor figuratively.

The poll, conducted by CRC Research, is an online survey of 1,200 registered voters nationwide April 15-18, 2021 with a 2.83 percent overall margin of error.

When asked about willingness to spend out-of-pocket to mitigate climate change, 35 percent of respondents said they would not spend a dollar. Fifteen percent said they would spend up to $10 of their own money on climate change policies. The poll also found 53 percent of respondents would be somewhat or very unlikely to spend extra money to replace a gas-powered car with an electric vehicle.

“When Americans unexpectedly pay more for gas and utilities because of events like electric grid failures and attacks on our pipelines and with the summer driving season ready to start next week, it is little wonder few voters clamor for costly new regulations.  There is a lesson here if politicians are willing to listen,” said CEI President and CEO Kent Lassman. “Americans recognize that the moment demands policies that lower regulatory barriers to foster economic resilience and to allow the space for an enduring recovery.”

“This poll shows once again that Americans are unwilling to pay for the left’s anti-energy policies,” said Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell. “The more people learn about the Biden-Harris Blackout Agenda, the less support there will be for spending trillions of taxpayer dollars for no measurable benefits.”

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