Change the Climate 2020

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

Jul 25, 2019

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Detroit, MI — New polling released today by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters shows that the majority — 77 percent — of Michigan voters believe environmental and climate issues are important, and there is strong support for moving to a completely clean energy economy by 2050. Michigan voters are also especially concerned about water quality — 75 percent of voters say it is important for a candidate to commit to a strong investment in Michigan water structure.

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

“The second Democratic debate in Detroit must comprehensively address the majority of Michigan voters’ belief that environmental and climate issues are important and that we should move to a completely clean energy economy by 2050,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns. “Every single presidential candidate owes the people of Michigan a plan for how they’ll confront climate change beginning on day one of their presidency and continuing throughout. Michigan voters deserve candidates, debates and media coverage that take the climate crisis incredibly seriously.”

“Here in Michigan, we are feeling the impacts of climate change right now with record-high water levels, toxic algae blooms and extreme weather that knocks out power for days,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “The lack of attention to climate change at the last debate in Miami was a missed opportunity, which is why we are calling on candidates in Detroit to lay out bold plans for tackling climate change and make it a top priority.”

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