ICYMI: New Poll Shows Strong Support of Climate-Related Infrastructure Investments Among Voters in 19 Competitive House Districts 

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

In case you missed it, Earthjustice and Environment America released polling in partnership with LCV in Congressional districts around the country which indicate strong bipartisan support for climate legislation. Approximately 300 live phone interviews were conducted among registered voters in each of the 19 congressional districts, and the results were clear: voters want Congress to take action to get millions of people back to work in new good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy while tackling climate change and environmental racism. 

In all districts surveyed there was majority support for the AJP as it was originally introduced, especially the aspects of the bill dedicated to addressing climate change. Most importantly, voters agree Congress should pass the bill if there is majority public support. Clean energy is the fastest-growing industry in America and provides a huge opportunity for high-quality, union jobs that help rebuild the middle class. It’s time for Congress to prioritize climate, clean energy and justice by passing comprehensive climate legislation. 

Results in each district are summarized below. Read the press release here.

Arizona District 1:

  • Voters support the bill by a margin of 51% to 41%.
  • 60% of voters say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 59% of voters say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and clean energy makes them more likely to support the bill.

Georgia Districts 6 and 7:

  • Voters support the bill by margins of 66% to 26% in the 6th and 67% to 26% in the 7th. 
  • 57% of voters in the 6th and 58% in 7th say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 69% of voters in the 6th and 70% in the 7th agree emphasis on climate change and clean energy make them more likely to support the bill.

Maine District 2:

  • Voters support the bill by a 61% to 35% margin.
  • 57% say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 59% agree AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

Michigan Districts 8 and 11:

  • Voters support the bill by margins of 57% to 34% in the 8th and 60% to 30% in the 11th. 
  • 61% in the 8th and 54% in the 11th say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 62% in the 8th and 66% in the 11th agree AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

Nevada Districts 3 and 4:

  • Voters support the bill by margins of 61% to 31% in the 3rd and 59% to 35% in the 4th. 
  • 52% in the 3rd and 60% in the 4th say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 65% of voters in both districts say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

New Hampshire District 1:

  • Voters support the bill by a 52% to 40% margin.
  • 55% say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 62% of voters say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

New Jersey Districts 3, 7, and 11:

  • By margins of 55% to 36%, 60% to 33%, and 59% to 34%, voters in the 3rd, 7th, and 11th Districts support the AJP.
  • 61% of voters in the districts support passing the bill if there is a public and bipartisan majority.
  • 61% of voters in the 3rd and 11th districts and 52% of voters in the 7th district say the AJP’s emphasis on climate change and clean energy makes them more likely to support the bill.

Oregon District 4:

  • Voters support the bill by a 56% to 33% margin.
  • 64% say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 67% of voters say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

Pennsylvania Districts 7,8, and 17:

  • By margins of 63% to 29%, 60% to 34%, and 59% to 36%, voters in the 7th, 8th and 17th Districts support the AJP.
  • 58%, 64%, and 61% of voters in districts 7, 8 and 17, respectively, say the bill should pass if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 72%, 61%, and 59% of voters in districts 7, 8 and 17, respectively, say the AJP’s emphasis on climate change and clean energy makes them more likely to support the bill.

Virginia Districts 2 and 7:

  • By margins of 65% to 28% in the 2nd and 59% to 31% in the 7th voters support the bill.
  • 60% in the 2nd and 59% in the 7th say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 70% and 61% of voters in the 2nd and 7th districts respectively, say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

 

Wisconsin District 3:

  • Voters support the bill by a 54% to 37% margin.
  • 59% say Congress should pass the bill if a bipartisan majority of the public supports it.
  • 63% of voters say AJP’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

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