New Polling: Widespread Support for National Climate Bank

This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank.

Results from a new poll of eligible voters has found that a majority of all voters support the National Climate Bank, including majorities of Democrats and Independents, as well as a plurality of Republicans.

The poll also found that voters would be more likely to support a candidate that supports the National Climate Bank, with 45% of all voters and 64% of Democrats saying that their support would increase.

Some takeaways:

  • Support/oppose for the National Climate Bank is +43 among all voters, +70 among Democrats, +42 among Independents, and +10 among Republicans.
  • Large majorities of Democrats support buying coal to keep it in the ground (66%), and paying coal and gas plants to close (68%).
  • Democrats are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the Climate Bank versus one who does not, by 64% to 7%.

These results are especially relevant as Democrats prepare for CNN’s town hall on climate, taking place Sept. 4.

For more details, see the full results.

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