New Poll: 71% Back Climate Bill

A new Zogby International poll released today shows seven in ten likely voters favor the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, the comprehensive climate and clean energy bill that passed the House in June. The Senate is set to consider similar legislation as soon as next month.

Among the other responses from likely voters:

  • More than half (51%) agree that efforts to reduce global warming and promote clean energy will create new American jobs

  • Fewer than three in ten (29%) would have an unfavorable impression of their member of Congress knowing he or she voted in favor of the ACES

  • More than half (54%) believe the Senate should take action on the bill

“Americans are being bombarded by a big money campaign funded by polluters telling them we can’t break our addiction to polluting fuels,” said NWF Senior Vice President Jeremy Symons. “This poll shows quite clearly the public is not buying the arguments that Big Oil is trying to sell.”

Published: August 11, 2009