Poll: Mich. voters support 60 mpg requirement

May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 Nearly one in five likely Michigan voters support a national standard requiring automakers to build cars that get at least 60 miles per gallon (mpg).

Seventy-eight percent of likely Michigan voters surveyed said they support measures to require 60 mpg by 2025, and 76 percent said such a requirement would spur automakers to innovate, boost sales, and save American jobs. The poll, conducted by The Mellman Group for Ceres, surveyed 800 likely Michigan voters from April 9-12.

"The American voter is speaking loudly in Michigan," said Ceres President Mindy Lubber. "It isn't just $4-a-gallon fatigue. These voters clearly recognize that our economic and national security futures are also rolled up in saving money at the pump and making America far more energy independent."

The new polling data comes as government agencies seek to develop new passenger vehicle fuel economy standards. See FenderBender's interview with I-CAR's Jeff Peevy on the new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards.

For more information on the Ceres poll, visit ceres.org.

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