Only A Tiny Share Of Swing State Voters Care About One Of Biden’s Signature Issues: POLL

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Only a small fraction of likely voters in swing states think one of President Joe Biden’s key issues, climate change, is the most pressing problem faced by the country today, according to the results of a new poll.

The survey, conducted by MWR Strategies, found that 3% of respondents pointed to climate change as the most important problem facing the U.S. today, while 59% of respondents identified the economy and inflation as either the most or second most important issue for the country. When asked how much money respondents would be willing to pay to fight climate change, the median answer was $10, with 35% of all respondents and 17% of Democrats surveyed indicating that they would not want to pay anything.

“These survey results show Americans care most about their wallets and their access to reliable and affordable energy, not the radical green energy agenda Joe Biden has embraced,” Stephen Moore, co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, said of the poll’s results. (RELATED: ‘Absolutely’: Biden Spox Says President Stands By Statement That Climate Change Is ‘More Frightening’ Than Nuclear War)

The poll also found that 51% of respondents, including 63% of polled Republicans, said that they opposed an energy tax on imported goods.

The December 2023 poll, conducted by MWR strategies and sponsored by the American Energy Alliance (AEA) and CTUP, surveyed 1,600 likely voters in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio with a 2.45% margin of error.

The results could be a troubling sign for Biden as the 2024 campaign heats up, as massive regulation and spending related to climate change have been key pillars of his first term’s climate agenda. His signature climate bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, allocated hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize green energy, while federal agencies have regulated aggressively to reshape the American power sector, nudge Americans into adopting greener appliances and push the American automobile market to mass-manufacture electric vehicles in the coming years.

“The results reconfirm what we already knew: voters are not willing to pay any tax associated with carbon dioxide or energy – including a carbon dioxide or energy tax on imported goods,” Tom Pyle, president of the AEA, said of the poll and its results.  “Those who believe in limited government and free energy markets continue to be allied with the vast majority of voters with respect to the destructive and pointless nature of carbon dioxide taxes and on the fundamentals of the issue of climate change.”

Several recent polls suggest that Americans are not particularly confident in the economy or Biden’s mental fitness for another term in office. Other polls have shown that Biden is losing support from voting blocs that are typically strong bastions of support for Democratic candidates, with some projecting that he is trailing Trump in terms of support among the general public.

Neither the White House nor the Biden campaign responded immediately to requests for comment.

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