Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a mainstream media darling which means that, for the overwhelming majority of Americans, she’s completely useless in trying to get our Federal government to do things that will actually help people.

But the fact of her uselessness for anything other than being a media darling doesn’t prevent her from continuing to try to push her crazy environmental scheme, the Green New Deal.

Fortunately, for people who think, a new poll is terrible news for those who want extreme government action for the environment (hat tip to here for the lead). Kent Lassman and Myron Ebell write,

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a new poll today, measuring public sentiment on energy issues and climate change. The poll, conducted by CRC Research, is an online survey of 1,200 registered voters nationwide April 15-18, 2021 with a 2.83 percent overall margin of error.

Lassman and Ebell continue:

When asked about willingness to spend out-of-pocket to mitigate climate change, 35 percent of respondents said they would not spend a dollar. Fifteen percent said they would spend up to $10 of their own money on climate change policies. The poll also found 53 percent of respondents would be somewhat or very unlikely to spend extra money to replace a gas-powered car with an electric vehicle.

“When Americans unexpectedly pay more for gas and utilities because of events like electric grid failures and attacks on our pipelines and with the summer driving season ready to start next week, it is little wonder few voters clamor for costly new regulations.  There is a lesson here if politicians are willing to listen,” said CEI President and CEO Kent Lassman. “Americans recognize that the moment demands policies that lower regulatory barriers to foster economic resilience and to allow the space for an enduring recovery.”

That’s right, while the environmental zealots (read: wackos) in the mainstream media have made some progress in brainwashing Americans toward being somewhat concerned about the environment, the pocketbook is more important, especially after the same liberals who are pushing for huge government action for the environment are the same government officials who crushed the economy in so many areas under the excuse of CoVid-19.

In other words, they’ve defeated themselves.

Now, we just need to work to re-educate people about the reality (or lack of) about “man-made” environmental disaster.

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