State Of The Rockies: Western Voters Identify As “Outdoor Enthusiasts”


KEUR-FM Online

By Ali Budner

The 2019 State of the Rockies report says 70 percent of western voters identify as “outdoor enthusiasts.” The annual bipartisan poll surveys how voters across the Mountain West feel about public lands, water, wildlife, and energy expansion.

“It’s not just a stereotype about the west,” said Lori Weigel of New Bridge Strategy, a Republican-leaning opinion research firm that partnered with a Democratic-leaning firm to conduct the poll. “They are embracing it.”

The State of the Rockies program is based at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and sponsors the survey.

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