Does the American public believe cap and trade legislation on global warming will hurt our economy? Well according to recent polling by Rasmussen, roughly 50% of the public believe this climate bill will definitely hurt the economy, while only 19% say it would actually help. Strangely, two-thirds of those surveyed who work in the field of politics agree with the minority that cap and trade will provide an economic boon! In yet another poll, the National Center for Public Policy Research found that nearly three quarters of African Americans would rather see economic recovery be a top priority than passage of any climate change legislation. So while the global warming debate continues to heat up, the public’s enthusiasm seems to be cooling.