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NY Times Poll: Majority Supports Biden's Climate Plan

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 05:48 PM

Two-thirds of likely voters say they support Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate plan, according to a newly released The New York Times/Siena College poll.

The survey found 66% of likely voters favor the former vice president's plan, while 26% oppose it.

The Hill notes Biden has made his climate plan part of his economic stimulus effort, focusing on creating clean jobs while transitioning to clean energy. The plan includes reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, and the electric sector reaching the goal by 2035.

Still, the poll shows likely voters almost evenly split on fracking — 44% favor it, 42% oppose it. Biden has in recent weeks expressed his support for fracking, though he has not sounded as supportive previously. President Donald Trump has hammered the Democrat on his position, warning voters Biden will end the fossil fuel extraction method and eliminate jobs if elected.

While Biden's climate plan does not mention fracking, it would bar new oil drilling on public lands and the transition to net-zero emissions would hurt to fossil fuel industry, The Hill noted.

Biden leads Trump overall in the poll among likely voters, taking 50% to Trumps 41% among likely voters.

The poll was conducted Oct. 15-18 among 987 likely voters in English and Spanish and has a plus or minus 3.4 percentage point margin of error.

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