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ABC News Poll: Zero Percent of Americans Rate Global Warming as Most Important Issue

Original post made by Jarred on May 16, 2008

I've always thought that the American public is far wiser than their fiercest critics on the progressive fringe. Now the proof is in.

In an April 2008 poll, zero percent of Americans chose Global Warming when asked to identify the most important issue to them in the upcoming elections.

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I suppose it won't be more than a few minutes before someone in this forum beclowns him or herself by citing the high temperatures of the last two days as proof of global warming.

In about another 10-20 years, looking back on the discredited doomsday predictions of the Warmies circa 2000-2010 is going to be as much fun as looking back on what Ehrlich wrote in the 1960's is today.

Comments (13)

Posted by 1-20-09 Is Coming Up Fast, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Americans are too busy clinging to their guns and religion - and worrying that the gays are going to snatch their children - to notice that its getting mighty warm these days.

Luckily, people who think for a living (scientists and entrepreneurs) recognize the consequences and are hard at work saving us from ourselves. And once 1/20/09 finally comes, we'll have a leader who is capable of independent, rational thought as well and will lead the needed effort.

In the meantime, Jarred (or is it Jarhead?), just keep nodding in trance-like agreement with everything the usual blowhards (Limberger Cheesehead, Heil Hannity, Savagely Stupid) say to help you get through the day when your guns and religion aren't work.

Have a nice smiley day:)


Posted by Jarred, a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 1:14 am

Well, that's some awfully sage commentary there, 1-20-09. I'm glad that you are fortunate enough to know people who think for a living -- maybe they'll be kind enough to lend you a clue, so you can wave bye-bye to the other toddlers in the dailykos echo chamber.

America is full of scientists, entrepreneurs and other people who, unlike you, have a working BS detector. Note that exactly zero percent of them agree with you. Apparently, your grasp of science is matched only by your powers of persuasion. But, look at the bright side--you have nowhere to go but up!

I share your hope that someone can save you from yourself. Or at least save the rest of us from people like you.


Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 2:48 am

It is said that love is blind - 1/20/09 demonstrates that hate is blind, too. Bush is a warmie! Bush lacked the commitment to fight for ANWAR and nuclear power, just as he lacked the willingness to openly respond to criticism of his foreign policies.


Posted by ol' lady, a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 6:29 am

Thanks Jarred. Despite the unending attempts by the fringes, who control the vast majority of the media, the American people show they haven't been fooled after all.

Whew. Gives me hope for the next presidency ( though even the worst of the 3, McCain, is still too far left for me...at least I won't have to worry about the safety of our troops.)


Posted by Resident, a resident of Ventura
on May 17, 2008 at 10:40 am

Umm, Jarred, maybe all this means is that Bush and your precious
Repubs have screwed things up so badly, causing and contributing to
so many simultaneous disasters for our country, society, and
previously rule-of-law based government that there is *a lot* of
competition for which is the greatest threat.

Very bizarre logic on your part to claim this is some sort of
"people smarter than biased media" evidence.


Posted by facts, please, a resident of Midtown
on May 17, 2008 at 10:52 am

Dear Resident:

Please compare unemployment, real spending ability of the lowest 20%, number of attacks on Americans around the world, communication between branches of government, number of minorities graduating from college, amount of real money spent by Feds on health care and education per capita..what else which is measureable do you want to use?..from the last 3 years to the last 3 years of the 90s.

Leave out ad hominum, baseless, emotional attacks which can't be proven. Drop the "the world hates us" since that has now been disproven by American lovin' leaders being elected around the world..stick to measurable metrics of economics, education and prosperity.

Then try to state how much Repubs have messed this country up.

BTW..please note that the economy started improving AFTER Repubs took over Congress in 94', and even so we did better in the last4 years in all metrics than in the last 4 years under Clinton.


Posted by BBC news, a resident of another community
on May 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm

This is HILLARIOUS!!!! I mean, everyone with any common sense KNOWS that ABC news polls are wildly biased, and that anyone who relies on the mainstream media for information is poorly informed. Ha ha ha - thanks for omaking my day, jarred!!!! ha ha ha


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Why should this be surprising? In the near term, avoiding a depression and making it through this recession is clearly more urgent than global warming to most. Even finding a way out of the disasters of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars might be higher. This doesn't mean that climate change isn't an important issue. It's just not the most important issue right now.

Perhaps someone can explain the venom against Al Gore or the concept of human activity contributing to global warming. Too much Rush and FOX News?


Posted by steve, a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on May 17, 2008 at 5:11 pm


The issue with Gore is that he has a clear conflict of interest in this debate

He is selling shares in companies that he has a financial interest in that profit from his hysteria, he may soon have to take the Martha Stewart per walk, you remember how he narrowly sqeaked away from the crime of soliciting funds from the ChiComs from the White House?

He is an old hand at this


Posted by More fine print, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 18, 2008 at 8:45 am

Note that the poll question was about the most important issue in the coming election. Regardless of what your personal opinion is about global warming (or how strongly you feel about it), seeing as the three primary presidential candidates have similar positions on the issue and place similar emphasis on it in comparison to other issues, the poll results aren't that surprising.


Posted by reality check, a resident of Midtown
on May 18, 2008 at 9:05 am

AGAIN: We are not in a recession, let alone a depression. (Contrary to the brilliant historical analysis of Barack saying "this housing crisis reminds me of the depression" revealing, yet another time, his ignorance)

A recession is a DOWNTURN in the economy by many metrics, and is not defined as such until there are 6 steady months of downturn.

We haven't even had ONE month of any recession pointing metrics.

Stop believing the BS the media is trying to feed you in order to scare you into voting for more government "protection" ( which means an automatic decrease in our economy for our kids).

The last time we were in a REAL recession was...the last 6 months of Clinton's presidency. Odd, we only heard how great the economy was then.

Read 1984.


Posted by OneDayCloserTo1-20-09, a resident of Palo Verde
on May 18, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Reality Check:

Sssshhhh, come close and listen very careful:
"Fox News sometimes isn't exactly "fair and balanced" like they say they are and sometimes Emperor Bush says things that aren't exactly 100% true and the Republicans are actually going to nominate someone who dares to think independent thoughts that border on moderate viewpoints."

Sorry to "burst your bubble" - perhaps you need some "guns and religion" to get you through this, along with some good old-fashioned Michael Savage neo-Nazi hate-speech?

Have a nice smiley kind of day:)


Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on May 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Got it! We'll solve global warming by voting it down.


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