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When the left conducts polls, it’s not surprising to see how they can manipulate questions to obtain their desired results.
Atlantic staff writer Robinson Meyer on June 21 gushed how the Democratic Party has “become more interested” in pushing forward the Green New Deal (GND) advocated by Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). He brought up how a carbon tax was apparently no longer “climate policy’s hottest plan.”
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Meyer referred to a June 2019 study conducted by YouGov and the “left-leaning” think tank Data for Progress. The poll surveyed 1,030 voters on the GND and climate policy.
Data for Progress’s homepage features policy goals such as “Medicare for all,” “a green job guarantee,” and “abolishing ICE.” These initiatives go far beyond “left-leaning.”
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The poll asked, “Would you support or oppose a policy (either “levying a new tax on carbon pollution” or “providing for public investment in clean energy infrastructure and requiring carbon emissions reductions through regulation”) to reduce pollution and protect the environment?”
Note the emphasis on the goal “to reduce pollution and protect the environment.” The question was deliberately skewed to guilt-trip voters into supporting either policy.
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The study found that while a majority of voters were in favor, a greater portion (59%) supported the public investment option than the carbon tax...
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