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Survey Reveals Speaker Boehner's Constituents Oppose Attacks on EPA

24 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

A majority of voters in House Speaker John Boehner's district oppose last week's attempt by the House of Representatives to prevent the EPA from safeguarding against carbon pollution.

According to a new survey conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 56% of voters in Speaker Boehner's Ohio district do not support anti-EPA legislation.

Additional notable poll findings conclude:

  • 58% of registered voters nationwide oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 74% of voters in Rep. Bob Dold's Illinois district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 62% of voters in Rep. Daniel Benishek's Michigan district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 64% of voters in Rep. Mike Roger's Michigan district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 64% of voters in Rep. Michele Bachmann's Minnesota district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 67% of voters in Rep. Chip Cravaack's Minnesota district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 65% of voters in Rep. Patrick Tiberi's Ohio district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 61% of voters in Rep. Jason Altmire's Pennsylvania district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 72% of voters in Rep. Jim Gerlach's Pennsylvania district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 76% of voters in Rep. Patrick Meehan's Pennsylvania district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 70% of voters in Rep. Lou Barletta's Pennsylvania district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 66% of voters in Rep. Scott Rigell's Virginia district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 68% of voters in Rep. Robert Hurt's Virginia district oppose anti-EPA legislation
  • 64% of voters in Rep. Reid Ribble's Wisconsin's district oppose ant-EPA legislation
  • 62% of voters in Rep. Sean Duffy's Wisconsin district oppose anti-EPA legislation

Each of the above Members of Congress supported the House amendment proposed by Rep. Ted Poe, blocking the EPA from implementing commonsense protections against carbon pollution.Clearly, these lawmakers are out of touch with the voters in their respective districts.



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