Conservation in the West poll

New Survey: Conservation Could Impact 2014’s Ballot Box”

“This year’s bipartisan survey of 2,400 registered voters across six states …”

“Westerners want their air, water and land protected, and where a candidate stands on these issues could potentially sway votes.”

“69 percent of Westerners are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports enhancing protections for some public lands, like national forests.”

I’ll believe it when I see it, but it at least suggests that the opposite is NOT true.

5 thoughts on “Conservation in the West poll”

  1. That’s several months old, and everyone knows Wally Hecox is about as green as they come.

    Barack Obama – strong disapproval 45 percent.
    Forest Service disapproval 23 percent, highest in Montana.
    Park Service, general good approval (darned if I can understand why)
    Unemployment ranked highest, lost habitat lowest.
    Drought (low levels of water in rivers) was second, ranked pretty high in desert states
    Highest use of public lands in Montana

    opposition to spending state money on sage grouse in Montana was pretty high comparatively

    And I loved the leading Master Leasing Plan question. Lovely.

    33 percent Tea Partiers in Montana, second only to Wyoming. Me proud. And 73 percent of Montanans are conservationists, same as Wyoming, flogging Colorado 62 percent like a gong. 13 percent liberals.

    This is all about getting people who don’t know the issues to support something that sounds reasonable.

    Anyway, you can ask questions to get any answer you want.

  2. “This is all about getting people who don’t know the issues to support something that sounds reasonable.”

    I think you could say that about a lot of things!


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