That pesky Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her wild ideas — that most people like. A new poll from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows strong bipartisan support for the Green New Deal, a plan to rapidly decarbonize the U.S. economy by investing in green infrastructure and jobs that has been championed by Congresswoman-elect Ocasio-Cortez. Eighty-one percent of respondents, regardless of their political ideology, said they either “somewhat” or “strongly” support the progressive climate change policy proposal. Three-quarters of moderate Republicans said they supported a Green New Deal, and 57 percent of conservative Republicans said that they, too, were in favor of the idea. An overwhelming amount of Democrats, at 92 percent, support the Green New Deal, along with 88 percent of independents. It’s worth noting, however, that the poll has a relatively low sample size. “Turns out, everyday people like it when we fight for everyday people!” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to the poll. Notably, pollsters did not mention Ocasio-Cortez — who has became Fox News’ favorite example of a leftist boogeyman — by name when asking voters about their support of the Green New Deal. The pollsters said that “very few people had heard about it.” People […]

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