Adrianna Quintero, NRDC Action Fund, said: "Romney's energy plan is nothing short of disastrous for our country and especially for Latinos. His proposals steamroll over health protections, rolling back life-saving standards that reduce mercury in our air and water, and cut down on harmful pollution that causes global warming. Romney's plan to reverse landmark fuel efficiency standards would force us all to pay more at the pump hurting families that are already struggling."
All four of the battleground states covered in the poll also have hotly contested Senate races:
-- Nevada. By a large margin of 71 percent to 18 percent, Latino voters in Nevada support a congressional candidate who backs "standards to reduce toxic mercury pollution from power plants" over one who opposes them. -- New Mexico. Latino voters in New Mexico side with a congressional candidate who "supports EPA standards to reduce dangerous carbon pollution" over a candidate who "says that these limits would be bad for business and EPA should not limit carbon pollution," by a more than two-to-one margin (66 percent versus 25 percent). -- Florida. Latino voters in Florida solidly support (52-42 percent) a congressional candidate who thinks "the federal government should invest in clean energy technologies such as wind and solar power" over a candidate who favors more drilling. -- Virginia. By a more than three-to-one margin, Latino voters in Virginia back (70-20 percent) a congressional candidate who "supports extending tax incentives for wind power, [over] one who opposes them."
Full state-specific survey findings are online at http://www.nrdcactionfund.org/latinovoters.
The four PPP battleground state surveys were conducted in: Nevada (September 17-20, 2012, 300 Latino voters, margin of error of 5.6 percent); New Mexico (September 17-20, 2012, 715 Latino voters, margin of error of 3.6 percent); Florida (September 17-20, 2012, 300 Latino voters, margin of error of 5.6 percent); and Virginia (September 21-24, 2012, 200 Latino voters, margin of error of 6.9 percent).
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