Poll: Colorado Rejects Trump Admin’s Approach to Climate


Thomas Young, thomas.young@sierraclub.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Sierra Club released a poll conducted by Global Strategy Group that shows Colorado voters overwhelmingly reject the Trump Administration’s approach -- or lack thereof -- to dealing with the climate crisis and protecting our air and water. In fact, when asked to rate the Administration's job performance on a range of issues, respondents give it its worst marks on climate and the environment. Rather, Colorado voters agree that climate change is a problem that should be addressed by federal and state government.

Key findings include:

  • 79% of Colorado supports moving the state to 100% clean electricity by 2045

  • 84% of Colorado wants the U.S. government to take action on climate change

  • 64% of Colorado disapproves of the Trump administration’s handling of climate

The full polling results can be viewed here.

In response, Sierra Club’s Colorado Chapter Director Jim Alexee released the following statement:

“By wide margins, voters of every political persuasion in Colorado know climate change is a serious problem that we cannot ignore, and we want 100 percent clean energy to stop making this problem worse. The impacts of climate change are very real here in Colorado, so it’s not a surprise to see how concerned Coloradans are and how much we want to accelerate the construction of new clean energy infrastructure.”

Sierra Club Polling and Research Director Grace McRae released the following statement:

"While the Trump Administration is rolling back our clean air, water, and climate safeguards in favor of dirty fossil fuels like coal, polling demonstrates that Colorado voters prefer that the country not only act on climate but transition to 100% clean energy. This poll should serve as a wake up call for the Trump Administration -- Colorado and people all across the United States want climate action and they want it now.”


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.