Americans prefer carbon tax over cap-and-trade, says survey

A poll conducted by Hart Research on behalf of the U.S. Climate Task Force and Future 500 shows that U.S. voters prefer a carbon tax over cap and trade, 58 percent to 27 percent.

2009_dec_3_cap_and_trade_survey Survey results from Hart Research, Future 500.

Only one in four Americans know what cap-and-trade is, according to the survey, with 13 percent favoring it. Support increases to 46 percent when cap-and-trade is explained, but opposition also increases, from 29 percent to 46 percent.
For a carbon tax 57 percent say they support it and 37 percent oppose it. In a side-by-side comparison the poll respondents chose a carbon tax over cap-and-trade by more a two-to-one margin, the poll says, 58 percent to 27 percent.
A more detailed look at the poll, which was done on more than 1,000 registered voters around the country, can be found here, including the actual questions.
The two groups include as members Chevron, ConocoPhillips, DuPont and other large, energy intensive businesses.