NextGen Climate has released a new poll that shows Ohio voters are in full support of powering our county with more than 50% clean energy by 2030. Of the 83% who favored the policy, 75% were Republican. And 42% of respondents are more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports #50by30, while only 14% are less likely.
NextGen Climate Ohio State Director Joanne Pickrell said this of the polling data: "Ohio voters want our next president to be a champion for clean energy and they're ready to make their voices heard at the ballot box."
Pickrell explained the benefits that #50by30 will bring: "For Ohioans, powering our country with more than 50% clean energy by 2030 will create up to 56,000 jobs—including thousands of jobs in the construction sector—while growing the state's economy by up to $9.5 billion."
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In addition to showing their support for all the benefits that renewable energy provides, a large percentage of Ohioans (77%) believe that presidential candidates who support climate action are both leaving an important legacy for their children and grandchildren and ensuring that their air and water stays safe.