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New Poll: Majority of Americans at Odds with Congressional Efforts to Harm EPA

23 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

A new poll released today indicates that American voters prefer EPA scientists, rather than Washington politicians, to establish safeguards against air pollution.

According to a recent national survey conducted by the American Lung Association and the Republican polling firm Ayres, McHenry & Associates, 69% of American voters support the EPA in its efforts to protect the public from carbon pollution.

In fact, by a twenty point margin, American voters in every region of the country believe that EPA safeguards will spur job creation and technological innovation.

Interestingly, the new survey also finds that in Michigan, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton's home state, a bipartisan contingent of voters oppose Rep. Upton's anti-EPA legislation by 38 percentage points.

While Congress continues to debate over this issue, the message from the American public is pretty clear.

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