Guest post from Remarkable Times
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Once upon a time, politics were collegial on Capitol Hill. Senators and Congresspeople reached across the aisles to find common ground on the issues of those days. It’s true. I have a friend or two who served in Congress back then, and they are sick at what they see going on today.
That was a long time ago, but if one new poll is any indication, Americans wish the old times would come back.
EcoAmerica, a group whose name is self-explanatory, has done a survey in which 90% of the respondents said they think Republicans and Democrats should stop throwing snowballs at each other and should start working together on climate change. 83% of Republicans feel that way, along with 90% of Independents and 96% of Democrats.
Independents comprise 43% of the voting population today, making them the majority party. 64% of them say they disapprove of the Trump Administration’s rollback of environmental protections.
It doesn’t take a math major to figure out what could happen if Independents and progressives in this country united in defense of a more stable climate and a healthy environment. It would be a beautiful thing. And the old-timers who remember how things were in more civilized times would be very pleased.
You can find details of the EcoAmerica survey at goo.gl/N9Pch6.