IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll Shows 70 Percent of Voters Support Amendment 4
~Vote YES on Amendment 4 by August 30~
Tallahassee, FL – August 25, 2016 – The Florida Chamber of Commerce conducted a recent poll showing 70 percent of Florida voters support Amendment 4 that will appear on the August 30 primary ballot.
“On August 30th, Floridians will have an opportunity to diversify our state’s energy portfolio and help Florida achieve energy independence,” said Christopher Emmanuel,Director of Infrastructure & Governance Policy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Chamber of Commerce is pleased with these polling results and encourages a positive outcome for Amendment 4 – as it will help lower costs on Florida families while also strengthening economic growth.”
“Amendment 4 on the August 30 primary ballot will bring more solar jobs to Florida and help diversify our energy grid,” said Senator Jeff Brandes (R – St. Petersburg, FL). “This poll shows broad bipartisan support for solar in Florida, and everyone regardless of party affiliation should vote YES on or by August 30.”
“Amendment 4 will bring Florida to the forefront of solar choice for consumers and increased solar job creation,” said Randy Miller, Florida Retail Federation. “The passage of this amendment will help Florida continue to move forward with added development and utilization of solar, which will benefit both residents and business owners in the Sunshine State.”
“We encourage Florida voters to support Amendment 4 because it will help create a clean-energy future for our children and grandchildren,” said Aliki Moncrief of Florida Conservation Voters. “This amendment will make it easier for Florida consumers and businesses to harness the power of the sun, which means a cleaner environment and better quality of life for everyone.”
Chamber Results on Amendment 4: If the election were held today, it appears almost 70 percent of voters would support the passage of Amendment 4 on the August 30 primary ballot and which unlocks the value of solar for Florida businesses and communities by removing the ad valorem taxes that solar installations carry on commercial properties under current law.
- Yes 70%
- No 14%
Daily absentee and early voting (EAV) data shows that 1,153,497 Florida voters have already voted for the August 30th primary election. EAV is a major part of today’s elections, and the Florida Chamber is providing daily EAV reports broken down by county and legislative district. Click here to access the report – updated each day before 4 p.m.
ABOUT THIS POLL: The Florida Chamber of Commerce political poll was conducted on August 17-22, 2016 by Cherry Communications during live telephone interviews of likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/-4 percent. The sample size included 258 Democrats, 249 Republicans and 101 Others for a total of 608 respondents statewide. The samples for the polls conducted by the Florida Chamber are consistently drawn from likely voters and newly registered voters, meaning those voters who have the propensity and past performance of voting in elections, rather than simply including registered voters. Voters are again screened for likelihood of voting.
The Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Tallahassee Democrat, Herald Tribune, Naples Daily News, and many other Florida newspapers have publicly endorsed Amendment 4, adding their voices to groups all over the state of Florida in support of this forward looking amendment.
Amendment 4 is supported by the following organizations:
Advanced Energy Economy
EDF Renewable Energy
Environmental Defense Action Fund
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Concrete and Products Association
Florida Conservation Voters
Florida Independent Pharmacy Network
Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
Florida Retail Federation
Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Solar Energy Industry Association
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
The Nature Conservancy
Contact: Carrie Patrick