Two-thirds of Mainers believe global warming will negatively impact the state within the next 10 years, a number that has grown from just four in 10 in 2018, a new poll from the Natural Resources Council of Maine shows.

The poll, conducted by Digital Research Inc. in March and April of this year, asked 622 Mainers by phone and online their opinion on a variety of issues related to the environment. The margin of error is 3.9 percentage points.

Other findings show that 80% of voters support laws that reduce plastic waste, 79% support actions to encourage solar electric facilities in their communities and 79% support a law that requires manufacturers to pay for the disposal of packaging.

“There is no question that Maine people overwhelmingly support actions taken by the Legislature to protect our environment, climate and communities,” said Lisa Pohlmann, CEO of NRCM. “Now more than ever, Mainers’ value our clean air, clean water, and healthy environment, and they appreciate and expect leadership by Maine’s elected officials in addressing issues such as climate change and plastic pollution.”