A new poll shows a majority of voters in both Washington (51%) and Oregon (54%) oppose the proposed plans to export coal from Northwest ports, with a majority of moderate (54% in both states), liberal (69% in WA, 75% in OR) and a large number of independent voters (48% in WA; 51% in OR) voicing opposition.
The survey also found that opposition has grown by double digits in both states in the last year, and a larger percentage of voters strongly oppose the coal export plans compared to the smaller margin that strongly support (36% vs. 20% in WA; 37% vs. 18% in OR). Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) recently completed the two surveys of 600 voters in Washington and 600 voters in Oregon likely to vote in the November 2014 election.
See entire survey summary here.
Full article here.