A new poll of N.C. residents that gauges popularity in topics ranging from state and national politics to National Football League loyalties also shows strong public support for the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.
The political surveying firm Public Policy Polling’s latest poll released Jan. 21 shows 65 percent of respondents said they would favor the plan, including 42 percent who said they were strongly in favor. That compares to only 27 percent who said they oppose the plan. The remaining 8 percent said they were undecided.
The poll asked, “As you may know, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or E-P-A, has announced a plan to address climate change by placing limits on the amount of carbon pollution from power plants. Would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose this plan?”
Clean power had support across party lines. The splits were Democrats 76 percent in favor,13 percent opposed, independents 64 percent in favor, 29 percent opposed and Republicans 49 in favor and 44 percent opposed.