Ocasio-Cortez Touts GOP Support for Green New Deal Using Outdated Survey

Washington Free Beacon | 2/7/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday continued to tout strong Republican support for her Green New Deal proposal, despite the survey being conducted in December before the details were released.

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Ocasio-Cortez, the self-described Democratic socialist, released a six-page outline of her Green New Deal resolution on Thursday. The framers of the deal call for every building in the United States to be upgraded or replaced for "state-of-the-art energy efficiency." The plan also aims to "overhaul transportation"; its ultimate goal is to replace "every combustion-engine vehicle" in the country, which would include planes and automobiles.

In support of its proposals, the outline touts a December survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. The survey was published on Dec. 14, 2018 and concludes that a "large majority," or 64 percent of Republicans support the Green New Deal.

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Prior to asking the survey question, the 966 registered American voters were asked, "How much, if anything, have you heard about a policy being proposed by some members of Congress called the Green New Deal?" 82 percent of the respondents said that they heard "nothing at all" and 17 percent said they heard "a lot" or "a little" about the plan. They were then provided with a vague...
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