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Democratic primary voters overwhelmingly prefer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal to Joe Biden’s climate plan

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Cliff Owen/AP Images

  • Democratic primary voters prefer more ambitious plans to fight climate change over former Vice President Joe Biden's less aggressive proposal, according to new INSIDER polling.
  • 42% of Democrats said they prefer a plan that aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 by any means necessary, which would resemble Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
  • Just 14% of Democrats said they favored Biden's plan, which would invest $1.7 trillion over 10 years to get net-zero carbon emissions no later than 2050.
  • Overall, Americans preferred the most ambitious plan by 16 points over Biden's plan.
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Democratic voters might be more progressive on climate change than conventional wisdom would suggest.

Democratic primary voters much prefer the more ambitious plans to fight climate change proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over former Vice President Joe Biden's relatively less aggressive proposal, according to new INSIDER polling.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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