Change the Climate 2020

New Georgia Poll: Majority of Voters Believe Climate Issues are Important

Nov 18, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Atlanta, GA – Ahead of the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Georgia Conservation Voters (GCV) released new polling today showing that the majority of Georgia voters (53%) believe environmental and climate issues are important and a large majority of Georgia Democrats (61%) support moving to clean energy, such as solar and wind energy, by 2050. African American voters in Georgia support clean energy and climate action by even wider margins — 83% of African American voters said the environment and climate change are important issues, and 69% support setting a new national clean energy standard that would require a majority of our electricity to come from clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.

A memo summarizing the Public Policy Polling survey results can be found here and below.

“Not only do Georgia Democrats overwhelmingly support moving to 100% clean energy by 2050, 83% of African American voters also believe that the environment and climate change are important issues,” said Brionté McCorkle, Director of Georgia Conservation Voters. “The failure of the moderators to ask a single question about the climate crisis, environmental justice issues, or their impact on communities in the last Democratic presidential debate was shameful. Not addressing climate change at this pivotal moment for our country is dangerous to people and the planet.”

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