A McClatchy-Ipsos poll from December 3-6 – taken at the height of the stolen email media feeding frenzy – found that that 70% of Americans believe that global warming is indeed a reality.
McClatchy also found that 52% of Americans polled still support passing "cap and trade" legislation in Congress. And that's despite relentless attacks on climate science and the solutions - with big oil and other special energy interests having spent millions of dollars spreading falsehoods about clean energy reforms and the climate bill - as well as the weakest economy in 80 years.
Even more Americans – 69% of those polled – support cap and trade legislation if it will create a significant number of American jobs, even if it will cost them $10 a month, while 60% support cap and trade at a cost of $25 a month if it creates jobs.
The good news is that essentially every major independent analysis finds the cost around $10 a month:
And analysis shows the the bipartisan climate and clean energy bill will create 1.7 million clean energy jobs.
Significantly, this new poll is consistent with every other recent poll:
Finally, recent polling from 3 key states — and 5 key districts — finds strong support for the bipartisan climate and clean energy bill (see here, from November):
So, yes, the public can see through the lies. Can 60+ Senators?
Tina Ramos, Special Assistant for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress, helped with this post.
This piece originally appeared on Climate Progress.