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Poll Says Ohio Voters Support Coal Regulations, Letting Undocumnted Immigrants Stay In U.S.

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A new independent poll says Ohio voters overwhelming support requiring owners of coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution, while a smaller majority oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

The survey by Quinnipiac University says Ohio voters lean toward coal plant regulation by a 67 to 27 percent margin, which 43 percent of voters think efforts to limit coal-based pollution will be "too expensive."

The poll also says a slight majority of Ohio voters oppose cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood, most oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, and a majority think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and given a path to citizenship.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.