44% of Americans Think EPA Harms Economy, Only 17% Disagree


Rasmussen reports that 44% of Americans believe the policies of the Environmental Protection Agency harm the economy and only 17% of those surveyed disagree.

Voters tend to think the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency are bad for the economy and hold decidedly mixed feelings about one of its guiding policies, the federal Endangered Species Act.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters believe, generally speaking, that the EPA’s regulations and actions hurt the economy. Just 17% disagree and think those policies help the economy. Twenty-one percent (21%) say they have no economic impact, but another 17% are not sure.

You can read the questions here. I wish they also asked if people believe the EPA is worse under President Obama. But they didn’t.