Message to Gubernatorial Candidates
Tue August 13, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Surveys Voters
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts and little desire for delay.
With the governor’s race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey likely Virginia voters – to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found more than 90 percent support the Commonwealth’s plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Eighty-six percent say it should be a priority. Voters also believe restoration of the Bay will have significant economic benefits for the state. Forty-eight percent think it will create jobs, while 15% suppose it will hurt employment. Just twenty-two percent of those surveyed would support a candidate who wants to delay bay clean up to focus on other issues like the economy.