09 Apr '12, 11pm

Pew poll: Clean energy still popular among everyone except older conservatives

Pew poll: Clean energy still popular among everyone except older conservatives

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Energy has turned into a contentious campaign issue in 2012, pitting “drill, baby, drill” against “clean energy now.” But multiple polls now make clear that the clean energy issue is a winning one for progressives. The way the media and cable TV frame the national debate may make it seem like there’s an even split between supporters of fossil fuels and supporters of renewable alternatives. However, a new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that clean energy has far more support than fossil fuels support across the political spectrum — except among conservative Republican males. The poll illustrates how clean energy has become a wedge issue among Republicans moving into the presidential election. This is precisely what has happened on climate . Pew found that 52 percent of Americans believe “alternative” resources are the most import...

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