Poll to show strong disapproval in Florida of Obama, Congress on smog rule delay and assault on EPA

League of Women Voters, LULAC, NRDC survey finds Hispanic and women voters in Florida and eight other battleground states trust public health experts over Congress on pollution matters
(PR NewsChannel) / October 12, 2011 / TALLAHASSE, Fla.  

A major opinion poll to be released at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday (October 13, 2011) will show that recent actions by President Obama and Congress on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and Clean Air Act protections are meeting with widespread disapproval in Florida, including key battleground state constituents groups (Hispanics and women).

The poll, which was conducted between October 6-10, 2011 by Public Policy Polling for the League of Women Voters in the U.S. (LWV), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), surveyed 1,249 voters nationwide and also within a subset of nine key 2012 battleground states: Florida, California, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Speakers for the Florida news event are:

* Elisabeth MacNamara, president, League of Women Voters;

* Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC);

* Wesley Warren, director of programs, Natural Resources Defense Council; and

* Tom Jensen, director, Public Policy Polling.

TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based Florida news conference (with full, two-way Q-and-A) at 1 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2011 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the “Voters and the EPA” telenews event.

CAN’T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the Florida news event will be available on the Web at http://www.nrdc.org as of 5 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2011.

Leslie Anderson
(703) 276-3256

About LULAC: LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups. For more information, see: http://www.lulac.org.

About The League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. For more information, see: http://www.lwv.org.

About NRDC: NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. For more information, see: http://www.nrdc.org.

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SOURCE:  Hastings Group

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