Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Record-High 41% of Americans Think Global Warming Hype Is Over-Exaggerated

Gallup reports:

Although a majority of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is either correctly portrayed in the news or underestimated, a record-high 41% now say it is exaggerated. This represents the highest level of public skepticism about mainstream reporting on global warming seen in more than a decade of Gallup polling on the subject.

As recently as 2006, significantly more Americans thought the news underestimated the seriousness of global warming than said it exaggerated it, 38% vs. 30%. Now, according to Gallup's 2009 Environment survey, more Americans say the problem is exaggerated rather than underestimated, 41% vs. 28%.

The trend in the "exaggerated" response has been somewhat volatile since 2001, and the previous high point, 38%, came in 2004. Over the next two years, "exaggerated" sentiment fell to 31% and 30%. Still, as noted, the current 41% is the highest since Gallup's trend on this measure began in 1997.

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  1. I think this merely reflects the fact that people are probably more worried about the Great Depression bequested after Bush 43 stole from all of us to give to his rich cronies. Though I guess in a depression carbon emmissions will fall so maybe Bush really was an environmentalist after all, who knew?

    Oh, and Conservative express didn't post to the next item on Gallup's site:

    Approval of Congress Hits Four-Year High, Fueled by Dems

    Selective, aren't we?

  2. sorry I haven't responded lately; I really do enjoy your snarky liberalism; it keeps me grounded!

    However, the point of the Congressional Approval story was that the results were fueled by Democratic voters, not the Democrats in congress.

    So if you wish to celebrate your party's celebration of the pathetic Pelosi/Reid Congress, go ahead.

    Beside, you should be more concerned with the Messiah's rapidly dwindling approval rating.

    I know you don't trust Rasmussen, but Gallup is showing the same results.

    Support is down, dissent is up.

    Lastly, maybe if Obama had an actual plan help fix the economy people would think more highly of him.

    But I've already well-documented that Obama doesn't really care about fixing the economy; it's too good of a crisis to be wasted!

  3. I think it is probably a bit premature to draw conclusions after less than 60 days, he has by your counter 1335 or so to go.

    Actually best polling data site is Yes he drank Obama koolaid but he was highly accurate.