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Polls: Solar Tax Cuts Electrifying Voters

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The latest polling suggests Amendment 4 sponsors are getting their message across, even without a major media campaign.

A St. Leo University poll shows the Legislature’s solar tax cut proposal passing 67 percent to 7 percent, well above the 60 percent minimum threshold. League of Conservation Voters executive director Aliki Moncrief says the Florida electorate is reliably green. 

“We’re pretty confident that if they have the opportunity to support solar, if they have the opportunity to support clean air and a clean environment for future generations, that they will in fact do that.”

Moncrief’s only concern is timing. Lawmakers put the measure on the August 30 primary ballot to avoid confusion with another solar proposal on the November ballot. Primary elections draw a significantly smaller turnout.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.