MARCH 14, 2019 – A survey of 950 likely voters statewide in Oregon shows a vast majority of them oppose any plan to impose a tax on fossil fuels in an effort to combat changes in the climate. The survey, conducted in mid-February, shows that 68% oppose such a plan, while just 21% support it. another 11% were undecided on the question.
The survey question outlined the proposal, designed to discourage the use of fossil fuels, which is projected to raise the gas tax in Oregon by 16 cents in the first year of implementation and by much more in subsequent years.
The proposal is opposed by voters of every political stripe, the survey shows. Just 34% of Democrats support it, compared to 48% of Dems who oppose it. Among Republicans, 9% support it and 87% oppose it. Among political independents, 14% support it and 77% oppose it. In fact, not a single demographic category of respondents favors the proposal.
Here is the Topline Report: