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Support for Obama’s climate plan

By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Monday, August 12, 2013
Posted: 2 pm ET

Almost 2 out of 3 Americans strongly support President BarackĀ Obama's overall plan on climate change, according to a recent poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The poll showed that 61 percent of Americans surveyed, which included registered Republicans, Democrats and Independents, backed the plan as a whole, while 79 percent of those surveyed supported increasing fuel-efficiency standards for new vehicles.

In addition to improving the fuel economy of cars, the plan also focuses on improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses as well as investing more in wind and solar power.

The poll is the first to assess American sentiment about Obama's action plan, which was unveiled by the president June 25. It surveyed 808 registered voters from July 1-7 and has a margin error of 3.5 percent.

Are you for or against Obama's climate plan -- and why?

Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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4 Comments
richard
January 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

What do you expect from a NRDC poll? We've spent billions on wind and solar w/o much to show for it. Energy efficient cars are a good idea. Have you compared the size of your EE car to the big wheelers on the road? Doesn't look good for the EE car when something bad happens!

BeABOT
August 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

The Climate plan will do two things - cause more burden on the American people - give the government more control over you lives.

If you chose to believe this article......so be it. Taxation is not the answer.

Calvin
August 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

To help improve the U.S. economy and environment why didn't the government require the automobile manufacturers use the bail out money working together to build more energy efficient engines, cars? The U.S. government could have required they own the patents to new fuel efficient engines/cars as part of the bail out, and then leased the patent rights to automobile manufacturers for only domestically produced automobiles. Detroit would have certainly benefited.

Calvin
August 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

To help improve the U.S. economy and environment why didn't the government require the automobile manufacturers use the bail out money by working together to build more energy efficient engines, cars? The U.S. government could have required they own the patents to new fuel efficient engines/cars as part of the bail out, and then leased the patent rights to the technology for only domestically produced automobiles. Detroit would have certainly benefited.