A new poll from NPR, PBS Newshour, and Marist shows that the Green New Deal, only recently popularized by progressive representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is seriously catching on with the public.
In the survey of 1,346 Americans over the age of 18, the Green New Deal has a higher approval rating than a wealth tax, a semi-automatic assault gun ban, and free college tuition. It has the same rating as legalizing marijuana. The plan enjoys wide popularity among almost all demographics: people with and without college degrees, whites and people of color, urban and rural Americans, and people who earn less than and more than $50,000.
The numbers look something like this: 63 percent of national adults think the climate proposal is a good idea, while 60 percent of registered voters (the folks who are capable of actually putting politicians in office who will make the green dream a reality) support it.