Obviously the Democrats are focusing on the big issues that nobody cares about. Keep wasting your time on your way to minority status in the Senate, folks.
Twenty-eight U.S. senators held an all-night “talkathon” Monday to call attention to climate change, an issue that only 24% of Americans say they worry about a great deal. This puts climate change, along with the quality of the environment, near the bottom of a list of 15 issues Americans rated in Gallup’s March 6-9 survey. The economy, federal spending, and healthcare dominate Americans’ worries.
Obama’s moribund economy, federal spending and the ObamaCare trainwreck are the top three? No wonder Demcrats want to do anything to distract from their epic failures. Oh, and alleged “climate change” only makes it into the top 15 since it was included in the poll.
This was the first year Gallup included “climate change” in the list of worries tested in the annual March Environment survey. Americans are less worried only about race relations than they are about climate change. The majority of Americans say they worry about these two issues “only a little” or “not at all”; more than half of Americans worry about the other 13 issues at least “a fair amount.”
Thirty-one percent of Americans indicate that they worry “a great deal” about the quality of the environment this year, marking the lowest level of worry about the environment more broadly since Gallup began measuring this in 2001. Americans were most concerned about the environment in 2007, when 43% worried a great deal.
We suspect it wouldn’t register in the top 50 if you randomly asked what the priorities should be. Click to enlarge:
When broken down by party, only 36% of Democrats care for this made-up phony issue:
The GOP will be wise to focus on the dreadful economy and the size of government this fall, then do something about both once they control the Senate.