Conservative Ohio Voters Support Clean Energy Policies

The Republican polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies, last month fielded a survey of Ohio voters who identify as Republican or as conservative independents regarding energy policies in the state. 

According to a memo from Public Opinion Strategies: “The survey results show that conservative voters throughout the state overwhelmingly support policies that encourage greater production of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency, including a renewable energy standard and revising wind set-back rules to better accommodate turbine siting. Moreover, they reject surcharges to shore up existing coal and nuclear power, and attempts to erode consumer options among electricity providers. Overall, seven-in-ten conservative voters would advise GOP candidates in the state to support those policies, and say that if it were up to them fully half of the state‚Äôs electricity would come from renewable energy.”

Read more about the poll results here. 1/18/2018