MCV Education Fund Releases Clean Energy, Public Lands Issue Poll

Montana CapitolHELENA, MT – Montanans finished the summer with strong support for policies that support clean energy, protect clean water, and promote Montana’s access to the Great Outdoors, according to a poll released today by Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund (MCVEF).

MCVEF released the results of its 2016 Issues Survey poll. The poll, created by a bipartisan team of researchers, researched Montanan’s opinions about clean energy, public lands, and protections of rivers and streams. The bipartisan team of Republican pollster Lori Weigel of Public Opinion Strategies and Democratic pollster Dave Metz of FM3 conducted the survey of 503 Montanans from September 1st-8th.

They found that:

  • Some 90 percent of those surveyed see solar, wind and other clean energy sources are a sound investment for Montana
  • Some 95 percent of those surveyed support energy efficiency to cut waste and limit pollution.
  • Some 74 percent believe that today is the time to start building Montana’s clean energy future, so Montana is not left behind.

Montanans also showed strong bipartisan support for restoring conservation habitat funding that was cut in the 2015 Legislature. In fact, while 84 percent supported restoring the funding, over half of all respondents strongly supported the habitat funding.

The report from the poll can be found at: http://mtvotersedfund.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MCVEF-web-poll-results.pdf

MCVEF is a statewide non-partisan membership organization that is dedicated to fighting for Montana’s air, water, open spaces, wildlife, and public health. MCV provides voter participation services to over 72,000 Montanans.