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December 8, 2021 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today released the results of its 6th annual national survey. The survey was conducted online by Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies from November 18-21, 2021, and polled 1,000 likely voters across the nation. Respondents answered questions about clean energy, competition, and related policy issues. The survey results demonstrate strong support among all voting demographics for action that will lead to clean energy and climate solutions.
The survey found that a majority of voters disapprove of the job that Joe Biden is doing as President and believe that the country is on the wrong track. Voters are currently split between choosing a generic Republican or Democratic candidate for Congress, making it clear that control of Congress in 2022 will be determined by the 18% of voters who are undecided.
The survey results found that 73% of all voters would be more likely to support a Republican candidate who embraces new technologies and innovation in addressing climate change and clean energy issues. It should be noted that 75% of voters, including 59% of Republicans, support the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure framework legislation.
The results also revealed strong support among voters for America-first clean energy policies. In light of the ongoing supply chain crisis, 91% of respondents support America increasing its domestic supply chain to ensure components important to clean energy development are made in America. Furthermore, 34% of voters want to see America hold other large greenhouse gas emitters like Russia and China accountable and 27% believe we should renegotiate tariffs to prioritize cleaner American energy production.
“This year’s survey results confirm that all Americans across the political spectrum want to see more clean energy production that is American-made,” said Mark Pischea, president and CEO of CEN. “90% of Americans view climate change as a threat to some extent. Over the last year, we have seen conservatives across all levels of government begin to tackle this issue head on. As our polling has consistently shown over the last half decade, voters are skeptical of lofty liberal political rhetoric. Rather, voters continue to be more comfortable with pragmatic policy leadership from conservatives that produces meaningful economic development gains while reducing emissions.”
As previous CEN polling has demonstrated, nearly two-thirds of voters favor policy approaches that encourage competition, allowing markets and businesses to provide more clean energy production. Conversely, only 20% of voters support government mandates, subsidies, and quotas to advance clean energy development.
The entirety of the poll findings may be found here. To provide additional context to the results, CEN will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST with Mark Pischea and pollster Glen Bolger. You may register for the webinar here.
The Public Opinion Strategies poll was an online survey of 1,000 registered voters nationwide, conducted November 18-21, 2021 with a credibility interval of +/- 3.53%.