American voters strongly support the Biden “Build Back Better” plans for investment in public infrastructure and clean energy. That’s the conclusion of a new poll released last week.
The poll, conducted for the national League of Conservation Voters (LCV), found 60% voter support for the Biden plan nationally, and the clean energy jobs it would produce are especially popular. Further, voters are overwhelmingly more focused on the plan getting results than on its cost, countering right-wing scare tactics.
“Seven-in-ten voters say the plan’s emphasis on clean energy investments makes them more likely to support it, including four-in-ten who are much more likely to support it because of its emphasis on clean energy,” concludes the summary analysis (PDF). North Carolina was one of the nine battleground states where the poll’s interviews were conducted.
LCV was one of ten major national environmental organizations signing a letter in support of the Biden economic rescue and recovery package which includes some of these investments and which is in the final stages of passing Congress for Biden’s signature. “As Congress and the Biden administration work to develop and pass the Build Back Better plan, it’s clear we will need bold action that leverages a climate-safe and equitable approach to create new jobs and protect all communities in this country,” it concluded. “We look forward to working with you in the coming weeks on this profound opportunity to tackle the climate crisis, build more resilient communities, rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, support equity, and reduce pollution.”
A major transportation infrastructure package is in the works which will likely prioritize green job creation, and there will be further bills to bolster clean energy investments and climate action.