New Poll Shows Majority of Voters in ME, MA and FL Support American Power Act

A new poll conducted to gauge the popularity of the American Power Act shows strong public support for the bill in key states.

65% of Massachusetts voters, 57% of Maine voters and 50% of Florida voters said they support the measure. These percentages jump up to 80%, 74% and 71% respectively in support of a bill that will create new clean energy jobs.

According to a new study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the American Power Act is set to increase average annual employment by 200,000 jobs from 2011 to 2020. On Huffington Post, there is a great analysis of the Peterson study by Nathaniel Keohane, Director of Economic Policy and Analysis at the Environmental Defense Fund, which explains in greater detail how the American Power Act will stimulate the economy and create jobs.

The surveys were conducted May 14th through 16th 2010 by Public Policy Polling.

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