There’s not much of anything positive to say about the Deepwater Horizon situation. But the public reaction to the oil spill has changed a few minds on energy and pollution legislation.
* Overall, 61% of 2010 voters support and just 31% oppose a bill “that will limit pollution, invest in domestic energy sources and encourage companies to use and develop clean energy. It would do this in part by charging energy companies for carbon pollution in electricity or fuels like oil.”
* 54% would be more likely to re-elect their Senator if he or she voted for the bill (just 30% would be less likely to re-elect).
* 51% would be less likely to re-elect their Senator if he or she voted against the bill (just 30% would be more likely).
And to think, all it took was one of the largest oil spill disasters in American history. Sheesh. From now on, we really need to wise up before something terrible happens.