Democratic lawmakers were split. 29% said the oil spill will improve the prospects for climate-change legislation, 29% said it would damage them, and 37% said the oil spill will have little or no impact.
Republicans, by and large, thought it would have no impact. 9% said the spill would increase climate legislation's prospects, 29% said it would damage them, and a full 62% said it would have little or no impact.
38 Democratic lawmakers and 34 Republican lawmakers responded to the survey.
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