Ohio voters strongly support renewable energy

With the midterm elections just months away, politicians in both parties are already beginning to go on the offensive to either keep – or win – a seat in the legislature. The messy rollout of Obamacare is likely to be a key issue in this fight, but the attention of voters is also focused elsewhere, such as the unemployment rate and slowly recovering economy. Ohio voters were recently surveyed over the telephone to get a sense of how residents feel about certain energy-efficiency initiatives being considered by the government.

Here are a few of the results the pollsters found:

  • 72 percent favor renewable sources of energy over traditional ones, with 52 percent strongly in favor
  • 86 percent favor mandated-utility energy efficiency programs, with 49 percent strongly in favor
  • Two-thirds said they were more likely to vote for a candidate who promotes the use of renewable energy

The survey was conducted earlier this week, with 600 Ohio residents responding to the call. While this might seem like a relatively small sample, it is more than enough for politicians and their political strategists to tweak the messages they send out to the general public during the midterm elections. While renewable energy sources are not at the top of the priority list for most voters, they are something that people are beginning to think about much more seriously.

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