Majority of Republicans, Independents and Democrats oppose eliminating EPA.
We created this chart out of the ORC International survey data, and we’ve paraphrased the wording of the questions for clarity. Here are the original survey results (PDF).
But according to this survey, 61 percent of Republicans oppose eliminating the EPA. And even within the GOP, more respondents wanted the EPA to “do more” (49 percent) than “do less” (44 percent). Sure, Gingrich is positioning himself to win the Tea Party fringe of the Republican party, but these numbers show that the proposal would fall flat in the general election. Nationwide, only one quarter of respondents supported the proposal of eliminating the EPA, and 67 percent opposed it.
Well this could explain EPA’s recent announcement to limit rocket fuel chemical in tap water (scary thought).
Good to know that there is bipartisan support on some health initiatives. The sad this is having to constantly remind people the importance of the EPA each year.