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Tougher EPA regulations have sweeping support, poll shows

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a huge majority of Americans support regulating carbon emissions from power plants, and most are even willing to pay more for power in order to pay for it.

Overall, 70 percent are in favor of regulations like the ones announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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While 78 percent of Democrats support the regulations, a majority of Republicans do as well — although at a lesser rate of 63 percent.

Asked whether Washington should still go forward with limits if they “significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly energy expenses by 20 dollars a month,” 63 percent of respondents say yes, including 51 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 71 percent of Democrats.

Via The Washington Post