Despite president-elect Trump’s frequent statements about the dire state of America’s energy landscape and the need to reinvigorate fossil fuels, a strong majority of those who voted for him don’t share the same beliefs. New polling shows that across the board, Americans of all political persuasions, including Trump’s supporters, really like renewables, and they really want the government to prioritize them in energy policy. The survey of 1,000 people conducted by Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies indicates that 75 percent of Trump voters support “action to accelerate the deployment and use of clean energy,” including solar, wind, energy efficiency and community renewable projects. Three-quarters of voters want to see more solar, 70 percent want more wind, 61 percent want more hydro, and 51 percent want less coal. For Trump voters specifically, 75 percent support taking action to accelerate the development and use of clean energy in the United States.
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