New CEN Poll Shows Voters Want America-First Clean Energy and Climate Solutions | Clean Energy News

December 8, 2021 – LANSING, Mich.  The Conservative Energy Network (CEN), a coalition of 21 state-based conservative clean energy organizations, today released the results of its 6th annual national survey. The survey was conducted online by Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies from November 18-21, 2021, and polled 1,000 likely voters across the nation. Respondents answered questions about clean energy, competition, and related policy issues. The survey results demonstrate strong support among all voting demographics for action that will lead to clean energy and climate solutions.

The survey found that a majority of voters disapprove of the job that Joe Biden is doing as President and believe that the country is on the wrong track. Voters are currently split between choosing a generic Republican or Democratic candidate for Congress, making it clear that control of Congress in 2022 will be determined by the 18% of voters who are undecided. 

The survey results found that 73% of all voters would be more likely to support a Republican candidate who embraces new technologies and innovation in addressing climate change and clean energy issues. It should be noted that 75% of voters, including 59% of Republicans, support the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure framework legislation.

The results also revealed strong support among voters for America-first clean energy policies. In light of the ongoing supply chain crisis, 91% of respondents support America increasing its domestic supply chain to ensure components important to clean energy development are made in America. Furthermore, 34% of voters want to see America hold other large greenhouse gas emitters like Russia and China accountable and 27% believe we should renegotiate tariffs to prioritize cleaner American energy production.