Almost 2 out of 3 Americans strongly support President Barack Obama's overall plan on climate change, according to a recent poll by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The poll showed that 61 percent of Americans surveyed, which included registered Republicans, Democrats and Independents, backed the plan as a whole, while 79 percent of those surveyed supported increasing fuel-efficiency standards for new vehicles.
In addition to improving the fuel economy of cars, the plan also focuses on improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses as well as investing more in wind and solar power.
The poll is the first to assess American sentiment about Obama's action plan, which was unveiled by the president June 25. It surveyed 808 registered voters from July 1-7 and has a margin error of 3.5 percent.
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