Two new polls released today have some good news for the fight against climate change.
First, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll:
A solid majority of Americans support the idea of a global treaty that would require the United States to reduce significantly greenhouse gas emissions.
The poll found that:
- 55 percent endorse a binding accord to limit greenhouse gases
- Two-thirds (66 percent) of young people ages 18 to 29 support an accord
USA Today says the results should provide some encouragement for President Obama as he gets ready for his trip to Copenhagen.
A separate Associated Press-Stanford University poll finds that most Americans think fighting climate change will be good for our economy.
- 40 percent say U.S. action to slow global warming will create jobs
- 46 percent say it would boost the economy.
- Less than one third say it will hurt the economy or result in fewer jobs
AP calls it:
A sign the public is showing more faith in President Barack Obama's economic arguments for limiting heat-trapping gases than in Republican claims that the actions would kill jobs.