Alexandria, VA– A June 2020 poll commissioned by Citizens for the Republic and conducted by conservative polling firm Trafalgar Group, a 2016 Trump Campaign polling firm, found in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin compelling opposition to the proposal to lift the 2001 Roadless Rule protections that safeguard key areas in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Amidst the China-originated coronavirus, the results of the key battleground state poll display the nation’s anger with the corrupt communist country, and the growing conservative opposition to the proposed elimination of the Roadless Rule, which would expand logging in the Tongass, where the majority of raw logs are exported to China, at significant cost to U.S. taxpayers.
The poll conducted in Wisconsin by Trafalgar Group from June 23rd to June 25th, surveyed 1,000 registered voters, and found that the large majority (51.6%) opposed lifting the Roadless Rule protections, with only 24.8% of voters supporting the expansion of logging.
The Wisconsin poll also revealed that when informed that China is the largest purchaser of Tongass raw log exports, opposition amongst voters to lifting the Roadless Rule jumped to 67.5%, with only 13.2% of voters in support.
Of Wisconsin voters who identified as registered Republicans, 64.2% were opposed to the elimination of the Roadless Rule in the Tongass to benefit China.
The polling in the battleground state also revealed the marginal overall support for President Trump in the upcoming 2020 election. When asked by Trafalgar Group if voters intended to vote for Trump or Joe Biden, 44.6% of voters indicated Biden, with 45.5% voting for Trump.
“The poll results of this key battleground state indicates that Americans, especially Trump voters, will not be happy if actions are taken by our current administration to enable expansion of the Tongass Forest, at the direct benefit of the Chinese economy. This could be a contentious issue for President Trump in the upcoming election, as his voter base will be less inclined to support him if he moves forward with this proposal,” said Citizens for the Republic, a grassroots organization founded by Ronald Reagan.