Climate/Clean Energy Issues in the 2010 Election: Survey to Show if Tea Party Supporters and Independents Are Really on the Same Page

Oct 25, 2010, 10:00 ET from Civil Society Institute, Newton, MA

While Much Media Coverage Assumes Little Daylight Exists Between Tea Party and Independents on These Key 2010 Issues, Poll to Detail Extent to Which Climate/Clean Energy Views Are Actually Aligned.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are Tea Party supporters and Independent voters of the same mind when it comes to climate and clean energy issues? Or, is there more diversity in views about these issues among those who are not traditional Republicans and Democrats?

With the 2010 elections in which Tea Party and Independent voters will play a key role just one week away, these questions will be addressed in a major new survey of more than 800 likely voters conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI).  The survey findings will be released and discussed during a phone-based national news event at 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday (October 26, 2010).

News event speakers will include:

  • Pam Solo, founder and president, Civil Society Institute; and
  • Opinion Research Corporation Senior Researcher Graham Hueber

Important note: The Civil Society Institute is the sole sponsor of this 100 percent independent survey, which is not being financed by or released in support of any energy company, environmental group, political candidate, political party, or allied interest group.  CSI has released more than 25 national and state-specific surveys and reports since 2003 on a wide range of energy and climate issues.  CSI does not endorse candidates.

TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1:30 p.m. on October 26, 2010 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "Tea Party energy/climate survey" news event.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?:   A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at as of 4:30 p.m. EDT on October 26, 2010.

Based in Newton, MA., the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute ( is a think tank that serves as a catalyst for change by creating problem-solving interactions among people, and between communities, government and business that can help to improve society. Since 2003, CSI has conducted more than 25 major national and state-level surveys and reports on energy and auto issues, including vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, consumer demand for hybrids/other highly-fuel efficient vehicles, global warming and renewable energy.  In addition to being a co-convener of CLEAN, the Civil Society Institute also is the parent organization of ( and the Hybrid Owners of America (  

SOURCE Civil Society Institute, Newton, MA