NATIONAL SURVEY: Poll finds majority of Americans oppose The Green New Deal

Surveys | February 27, 2019

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KANSAS CITY, MO – A recent poll conducted by Remington Research Group found that a majority (51%) of American voters oppose The Green New Deal. The poll surveyed 1,212 registered voters nationwide.

Democrats support The Green New Deal by a 25-point margin (51% support, 26% oppose), while Republican and Independent voters overwhelmingly oppose the proposed legislation.

Respondents were also asked if they had to choose, whether they would prefer federal funding of a border wall or The Green New Deal. Over half (51%) of Americans say they would prefer the U.S. government fund a border wall, rather than The Green New Deal (31%). Independents would prefer a border wall to The Green New Deal by a 2-1 margin, while Republicans would prefer a border wall by a 68-point margin.

“The Green New Deal has presented an interesting situation for Democrats. Democratic voters support this legislation, while the rest of the country overwhelmingly opposes it. It will be intriguing to watch Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls navigate this issue with their base while still appealing to mainstream voters,” said Titus Bond, President of Remington Research Group.

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Titus Bond
President, Remington Research Group
(913) 636-1532
tbond@remingtonresearchgroup.com

Survey Results:

Q1: The Green New Deal is a set of proposed economic stimulus programs introduced by House Democrats that aim to address climate change and economic inequality. The Green New Deal proposes retrofitting every existing building in the United States to maximize energy efficiency. The estimated $7 trillion proposal also calls for a job guarantee program, as well as universal health care and basic income programs. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 29%
Oppose: 52%
Not sure: 19%

Q2: Researchers have found that the energy efficiency policies outlined in The Green New Deal “are not likely to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.” Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 22%
Oppose: 53%
Not sure: 25%

Q3: The Green New Deal proposes rebuilding or retrofitting every single building in the United States to follow the new environmental regulations, and is estimated to cost $1.4 trillion for residential buildings alone. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 23%
Oppose: 60%
Not sure: 17%

Q4: The Green New Deal promises income equality for all Americans. Those who cannot find work or do not want to work will be included. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 22%
Oppose: 59%
Not sure: 18%

Q5: The Green New Deal proposes universal healthcare managed by the federal government, meaning all Americans would be required to use government-managed healthcare. Knowing this, do you support or oppose The Green New Deal?

Support: 26%
Oppose: 59%
Not sure: 15%

Q6: If you had to choose, would you rather the United States government spend $5 billion to fund a border wall, or $7 trillion to fund the Green New Deal?

Border wall: 51%
Green New Deal: 31%
Not sure: 18%

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