FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2020
Voters In Dem Swing Districts Support Creation of Clean Energy Jobs Fund to Revive Economy
Poll surveyed all 42 frontline districts identified by DCCC
WASHINGTON—Three out of four voters in swing House districts currently represented by Democrats overwhelmingly favor funding clean energy infrastructure to put Americans back to work, according to a new Coalition for Green Capital | Survey Monkey Poll. To accomplish this, 64 percent of those same voters in the 44 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Frontline districts want Congress to deposit $35 billion into a nonprofit Clean Energy Jobs Fund as envisioned in H.R. 5416 and S. 2057.
An estimated 5 million jobs would be created from this.
“Voters who will determine which party controls the House next year have a clear message: Fund the building of wind turbines, transmission lines and electric vehicle charging equipment so we can put people back to work,” Coalition for Green Capital CEO Reed Hundt said.
“If Congress provides the Clean Energy Jobs Fund nonprofit the capital it needs, we can create more than 5 million new jobs during the next five years in building a stronger and cleaner future,” Coalition for Green Capital Executive Director Jeff Schub said.
Other key findings in the poll include:
- 79 percent support investments in creating jobs that build transportation, water and sewage infrastructure
- 78 percent support investments in creating jobs that build communications infrastructure, like bringing high-speed Internet to rural areas
This analysis is based on a SurveyMonkey online poll conducted among 607 likely 2020 voters ages 18 and older in 44 front line districts as identified by the DCCC between April 23 – May 1. The modeled error estimate for the full sample is ±4 percentage points.
View the poll, which also includes swing Senate seats.