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Clean Energy Group Targeting Ohio GOP Candidates

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A new poll by a clean energy group could change the debate over the issue at the Statehouse during this election season. 

Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains. 

The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum is pointing to a poll that shows conservative voters are 36 percent  more likely to vote for someone who supports energy efficiency and increases the use of renewables.

 

Lori Weigel is with Public Opinion Strategies, the group that conducted the poll -- which is the same group used by Republicans running for the House and Senate.

 

Weigel: “If a candidate wants to espouse these views and wants to really champion these issues we’re seeing no pushback whatsoever and again this is just among conservative voters so when you open that up to the broader spectrum of the electorate it’s even more of a positive.”

 

Weigel says those polled still show support for coal, but a majority is against any bailouts for struggling power plants.

 

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