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New Poll Shows Support for the Green New Deal

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The people are standing behind the Green New Deal. According to polling released by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents support the plan, which is affiliated with incoming members of Congress — most notably, New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

The poll took 966 registered voters, and asked them whether they “somewhat supported,” “strongly supported,” “somewhat opposed,” or “strongly opposed” the plan; specifically, the survey asked: “Some members of Congress are proposing a ‘Green New Deal’ for the U.S. They say that a Green New Deal will produce jobs and strengthen America’s economy by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. The Deal would generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from clean, renewable sources within the next 10 years; upgrade the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure; increase energy efficiency; invest in green technological research and development; and provide trainings for jobs in the new green economy. How much do you support or oppose this idea?”