Poll: America’s Sportsmen Want Bold New Energy Solutions

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More than 80 percent of America’s hunters
and anglers believe the United States should set a bold, new vision on energy
policy, and set a goal to achieve 100 percent of our electricity from clean,
renewable sources of power within 10 years, according to
a new
poll
commissioned by
National Wildlife Federation Action Fund.

Three-quarters also believe America has a
moral responsibility to confront global warming to protect our children’s
future. "With less than three months until Election Day, hunters and anglers are
still up for grabs, and it’s clear they are concerned about global warming and
America’s energy future," said American Viewpoint pollster Bob
Carpenter.

The nationwide
poll
of 1,000
self-identified hunters and anglers, conducted July 27-31, 2008 by American
Viewpoint, shows that nearly half of these respondents have yet to commit to a
presidential candidate in the November election.

In terms of political demographics, 37
percent of those interviewed indicated they were Republican, 37 percent
indicated they were Independent with 23 percent indicting they considered
themselves Democrats.

"Hunters and anglers who care about
conservation are looking for the candidate with the boldest, clean energy plan,"
said Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.
"The technology solutions that help families reduce their dependency on fossil
fuels are the same technologies that will also solve the climate crisis, clean
the air, and help protect America’s natural resources for our children’s
future."

Complete poll results are available at
www.targetglobalwarming.org.

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