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LCV Memo

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LCV Collins Memo
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August 20, 2013TO: League of Conservation VotersFROM: Bob MooreRE: Portland, Maine TV Market SurveyResults of our recent survey in the Portland/southern region of Maine show constituents arevery supportive of Susan Collins work to protect the environment and public health. Thesenior senator is viewed extremely favorably by constituents in this portion of the state with80% of them saying they have a favorable impression of her and just 12% having anunfavorable opinion. In addition, they don't just like her but they also approve of the jobshe is doing as their senator with 78% approving of the job she is doing and just 16%disapproving.Part of this support no doubt stems from her efforts to improve and protect the environmentand doing so in a way that will protect jobs and improve the economic vitality of Maine.W
hether it’s supporting efforts to
reduce carbon pollution and address climate change or hersupport for legislation to spur innovation in energy efficient technology that will help create jobs, the constituents
of Maine, of all political parties, are solidly behind Susan Collins’ 
efforts around many key environmental issues.Collins
high favorable rating and job approval scores clearly demonstrate that herconstituents appreciate her work in the US Senate. Importantly, the results of thequestions we asked about her work on the environment show strong support amongMainers for the positions she has taken. Her stand on issues relating to carbon pollutionand climate change, while not quite as popular as some other positions, nonetheless showswide agreement among those holding opinions, whether they be Republicans, Democrats orIndependents. On all these issues Susan Collins and a majority of Mainers are in fullagreement.The following table shows how voters in Maine react to Collins' efforts on those issues.
Portland, Maine TV Market Survey 
Support for CollinsMuchmorelikelySomewhatmorelikelyTotalmorelikelyTotallesslikely
Susan Collins supported bi-partisanlegislation that would spur innovationin energy efficiency technology thatcould lead to 80,000 new jobs andsave consumers $4 billion on theirenergy bills.41% 34%
6%Susan Collins has co-authored theIncentivizing Offshore Wind Power Actto encourage the development of clean, renewable wind energy inMaine and, in the process, creategood, dependable jobs for localcommunities in the state.35% 31%
11%Susan Collins voted against anamendment that would weaken keyclean air protections. She stood up
for Maine’s public health and fought to
keep strong mercury standards thatprevent asthma attacks, heart attacksand dangerous pollution, especially forpregnant women.30% 36%
8%Susan Collins knows that stoppingclimate change and the extremeweather events associated with it willbe an important legacy for our
children and grandchildren. That’s
why she voted against an amendmentthat would have cut EnvironmentalProtection Agency, or EPA fundingcritical to reducing carbon pollution.27% 31%
15%Collins' willingness to work in a bipartisan manner has clearly impressed her constituents.Today she is viewed almost as positively by Democrats and Independents as she is byRepublicans. The table below indicates just how solid Collins' image is across the board.
Susan Collins
Please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Susan Collins.
Republicans 44% 39%
83% 11%
6% 5%Democrats 38% 39%
76% 16%
10% 5%Independents 42% 38%
80% 11%
5% 6%

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