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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for National Renewable Electricity Standard
A recent poll of potential 2008 voters found that Americans across the political spectrum support a new national standard for renewable electricity like those already in place in more than 20 states.
The poll, commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association, documents growing support for renewable energy and growing concern about energy independence as top domestic priorities for potential 2008 voters.
Highlights of the survey include:
- 93 percent of conservatives agreed that energy independence “should be the government’s top priority”
- 77 percent of Republicans, 86 percent of Southerners, 83 percent of those in military families, 77 percent of self-identified conservatives, 81 percent of rural voters, 85 percent of independent voters and 92 percent of Democrats agreed that the Federal government should follow the lead of a number of states that now require at least some of their electricity come from renewable sources such as wind and solar
- 64 percent of those polled said the federal government is not doing enough to promote clean renewable energy.