Washington and Oregon Voters’ Attitudes Toward Coal Shipping and Export

Posted on: September 15, 2013

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) recently completed two parallel surveys of 600 voters in Washington and Oregon likely to vote in the November 2014 election. Overall, the survey found that a majority of voters in both Washington and Oregon oppose proposals to ship coal along rail lines through their home states for the purposes of export to Asia. Majorities of moderate, independent and liberal voters in both states expressed opposition. Additionally, opposition has grown in both states by double digits since the summer of 2012.

For key specific findings of the survey, please click here.