28 Sep '11, 6pm

Solyndra

Solyndra

I just received an interesting memo from a couple of polling firms that have done recent surveys to test the impact of the Solyndra faux-scandal -- a statewide survey in Ohio and some focus groups in California. The work was done by Public Opinion Strategies (a well-known Republican firm) and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (a well-known Democratic firm). The top-line result: Knowledge of the faux-scandal is mostly confined to news junkies, and public support for clean energy broadly, and solar power specifically, remains deep and strong . In other words, Republicans have not yet succeeded in Climategate-ing Solyndra. Not that they've stopped trying! Some interesting tidbits from the memo: • People who had heard a "great deal" about Solyndra were "overwhelmingly conservative, male and older." Hm, that's the same demographic that watches Fox News and listens to...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-09-28-solyndra...

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Interesting

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