Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) today released its second annual statewide poll that demonstrates Texas voters’ strong support of public policies that encourage responsible clean energy solutions rooted in private sector innovation, entrepreneurship, and free market growth—as opposed to government interventions.
“Texans understand that the path to a clean energy future in the Lone Star State is one of unleashing the genius of innovators and empowering energy entrepreneurs,” said Matt Welch, state director of CTEI. “These strategies lead to more job creation, expanded customer choice, and new technologies. Texans are proud of our legacy of accomplishments in clean energy and want to retain our well-earned role as a national energy leader.”
The poll was conducted by preeminent conservative national pollster Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies (POS). Key findings include:
Additionally, Texas voters believe that increasing the state’s clean energy production and consumption will:
“For the second consecutive year this survey has shown that Texas voters, specifically Republicans and Independents, offer solid to strong support for policies encouraging more clean energy in Texas,” said Bolger. “Texas voters understand the numerous benefits of these policies, namely job creation, technology advancement, innovation, and a cleaner environment.”
Welch concluded, “It’s encouraging to see that Texas voters understand and support market-driven solutions and oppose excessive regulation and government mandates that unnecessarily pit the environment against the economy.”
Public Opinion Strategies conducted a telephone survey of 600 likely Texas voters from March 14-17, 2020. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 4.0%.