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Majority Of Virginians Support Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts in the bay—and little desire for delay.

With the governor's race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey 600 likely Virginia voters to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found that more than 90 percent support the commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Eighty-six percent say it should be a priority.

Voters also believe restoration of the bay will have significant economic benefits for the state. Forty-eight percent think it will create jobs, while 15 percent think it will hurt employment. Just 22 percent of those surveyed would support a candidate who wants to delay bay clean-up to focus on other issues like the economy.

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