Data for Progress, LCV release new American Jobs Plan poll and modeled data
Data for Progress and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) recently released new state and Congressional district level data showing overwhelming bipartisan support across the country for the investments the American Jobs Plan would make in climate, clean energy, good-paying union jobs and justice. Across 11 swing Congressional districts*, average support for the plan is 78% and in the swing Senate states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, an average of 78% of registered voters support the government making investments to create good-paying jobs in clean energy.
The groups conducted a joint poll to assess the attitudes of likely voters towards the American Jobs Plan, specifically the key provisions that address climate change, advance clean energy deployment and domestic manufacturing, support clean water, and advance equity by focusing 40% of the benefits of climate and clean energy infrastructure investments into low-income communities, communities of color and other disadvantaged communities. The Data for Progress team used advanced modeling techniques to estimate support at the Congressional district and state level. More on methodology can be found here.
Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Paul Selberg says, “the intersecting crises of climate, health, and the economy makes it clear that inaction is unaffordable. And Nevada voters agree, showing overwhelming support (77%) for the climate and clean energy pieces of the American Jobs Plan. We hope our federal delegation will stand with the majority of Nevadans calling for historic investment in jobs, justice, and climate action so Nevada families can get back on their feet and into good-paying, union jobs in our clean energy economy.”
“Voters have made it overwhelmingly clear that they support the investments of the American Jobs Plan in climate, clean energy jobs, and justice,” said Sean McElwee, Data for Progress Executive Director. “Our polling finds bipartisan support for the climate and clean energy pieces of the proposal, even amongst voters in swing states.”
“Standing in the way of progress on climate, clean energy, and environmental justice is simply not an option for any elected official who cares what their constituents think,” said Gene Karpinski, LCV President. “From NY-14 to GA-14, the majority of voters from across the political spectrum support investing at least $2 trillion dollars to create good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy while tackling climate change and environmental racism because it is the right thing to do for people and the planet.”
The Biden-Harris administration set the stage for climate action in their first 100 days and Congress must deliver on the climate and clean energy mandate voters elected them to see through by passing the overwhelmingly popular American Jobs Plan as soon as possible.