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Voters In Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan Support the Inflation Reduction Act and Its Clean Energy Investments

Image of the US flag cropped and US dollar bill with the title across that reads: Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

June 20, 2024

The majority of registered voters in three battleground states (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan) support the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to a new poll by Climate Nexus and World Wildlife Fund. Majorities across all three states believe the IRA is good for their health, energy bills, and home energy efficiency.

Key poll findings include:

  • Bipartisan majorities support the IRA and Solar for All, but there is a large partisan gap.  In each state, Democrats are about 30 percentage points more likely to support the IRA.
  • Political and economic characteristics are important predictors of perceptions of IRA benefits.  Democrats, middle/high income voters, and homeowners are more likely to believe the IRA’s appliance rebates benefit individuals “like you.”
  • Voters are most interested in local investments in energy efficiency, public transit, and parks.  2 in 3 voters want to see local projects focused on improving energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings.

The poll results come as the “America’s All In” tour is underway to promote the IRA’s clean energy investments. In 2022, the Biden administration authorized over $300 billion toward clean energy investments, including home energy rebates, funding to improve public transit and transportation infrastructure, penalties for oil and gas companies that fail to comply with government regulation to curb methane emissions, and tax incentives for businesses to develop clean energy investments. States continue to submit their Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAP) to the Environmental Protection Agency to mitigate harmful greenhouse emissions and drive clean energy innovation. Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have submitted their PCAPs and are awaiting funding from the Federal government. As these funds become available, it is vital to educate the public about the availability as well as the eligibility of these funds.