New Poll Shows Majority Support For Carbon Fee And Dividend, Bipartisan Climate Action
The Climate Leadership Council, a conservative carbon pricing advocacy group, released some new polling last week. Conducted by GOP strategist and pollster Frank Luntz, the poll explored public opinion on the CLC’s carbon dividends plan. (This plan has a few key differences from our fee and dividend proposal and the Energy Innovation Act that we support, but its broad strokes are similar: price carbon pollution, and give the revenue to Americans.)
The poll revealed some incredibly encouraging results. Here are two major takeaways:
- Carbon dividends have majority support across party lines – including 4-1 support overall, 2-1 support from GOP voters and 75% support from Republicans under 40.
- 4 out of 5 of voters want Congress to put politics aside and reach a bipartisan solution.
These poll results show that as more people learn about and understand the idea of carbon fee and dividend, their support for the idea continues to grow. The results also bolster one of CCL's operating principles, which is that bipartisanship is the right path to achieve significant climate policy.
A majority of voters support both this policy approach and the bipartisan methods we use to get there. Our work on Capitol Hill this June 11, both in lobby meetings and on the Capitol grounds, will continue to show Congress that their constituents are ready for them to work together on big, effective climate solutions like this.
To learn more about the Climate Leadership Council and how their proposal stacks up next to the Energy Dividend Act, check out this thorough Q&A.