WASHINGTON, DC – A new bipartisan poll on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want their governors to implement the Clean Power Plan. The poll, conducted for the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) by Democratic pollster Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Chesapeake Beach Consulting, also confirms a broad majority of Americans are in favor of the Clean Power Plan overall.
See here for the memo highlighting the results of the poll, and see here for a full breakdown of the poll results.
“It is good news that support for the Clean Power Plan remains strong, but it’s especially good news to see that Americans want their governors on board with the plan too,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “State leaders who are choosing to fight these carbon pollution safeguards would do well to listen to their constituents instead of the polluters.”
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which was recently finalized, places the first ever federal limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants are allowed to dump into our air, combating climate change and protecting public health. These safeguards are the single biggest step our country has ever taken to tackle climate change. The broad support found by this new poll highlights the political cost of opposing the Clean Power Plan.
Overview of the Results: