As Americans get set for another presidential election on Tuesday, a new poll shows that 82% of would-be voters are leaning towards a green economy.
That’s according to a poll conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Over 2000 registered voters in the United States sampled in the poll indicated that the environment was the third most important factor going into the November 3 presidential election.
The sample was weighted based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Voting and Registration Supplement to the Current Population
Survey for registered voters in the United States based on age, gender, race, educational attainment, census region, and ethnicity.
A breakdown shows that 63 percent believe the development of renewable energy sources is necessary to address energy needs.
Another Fifteen percent lean towards gas energy sources, and nine percent want nuclear energy expanded.
Analysts say the polls could mean that finally there is a rise in public awareness around renewable energy sources and the increasing extent to which voters consider climate policy when deciding how to cast their votes.
If true, that could be a significant boost to the electoral hopes of Opposition candidate former Vice-President Joe Biden.
He has promised to role out an ambitious $2 trillion under a new green deal that would signal an end to a carbon emissions-powered economy.
A signature feature of the plan is the ban on fracking
But incumbent president Donald Trump has vowed to continue with the fracking policy due to fears of job losses and other security concerns.