Wednesday, October 30, 2013

11 mostly red states amazing surprise

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Registered voters in these states view on global warming and the EPA:
92% of democrats trust the EPA to regulate green house gases.
58% of republicans trust the EPA to regulate green house gasses.
65% of all voters say climate change is a serious problem.
74% of all voters say the EPA should make more laws on pollution. 
12% of these states reps. believe the public wants stronger laws on pollution.

These numbers are a shocker.  The public is far more progressive than I imagined, and the politicians couldn't be more isolated.  Clearly politicians are hearing from and fund raising among a narrow group.  We knew that.  But I don't think any of us knew it was this lop sided, shit, these guys are 50+ points off on what they think people want, if we can convince more to speak up, write, call, visit these guys local offices, maybe we can raise it to 15%.  Ha, it's a goal, one thing I learned, without a goal, not much happens.  
The poll also probed the environment as a campaign issue, running against the EPA and science will not pay off in most of these areas in 2014, so we need to make it an issue.

The publics determination as shown here, to act on global warming, ties nicely into explaining the rapid movement to divest.  See the 2nd blog below.


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