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THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
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With two months to go before he assumes office, President-elect Barack Obama is already promising to act swiftly once he is president to make the United States a leader in combating global warming. He announced he would set annual targets that would reduce greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by 2020. He also again said he supports a cap-and-trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions, although opponents argue such a system would increase energy costs.
Do you support Obama’s plans to make the United States a global leader in fighting the climate change challenge?
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