League of Conservation Voters poll only gets 73% of young people to say GOP deniers are ‘crazy’

The Guardian reports:

Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on Wednesday suggesting three-quarters of young voters find such views “ignorant, out of touch or crazy”.

The bipartisan poll conducted for the League of Conservation Voters found solid 80% support among under-35 voters for Barack Obama’s climate change plan – and majority support even among those who oppose the president.

On the flip side the poll found three-quarters of voters, or 73%, would oppose members of Congress who stood in the way of Obama’s climate action plan.

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  1. I participated in an association-mining survey by an East Coast university, I forget which. It appeared interesting, and the test showed that there was something to it. You know those riddles with coloured words, where you are shown how colour trupms meaning — that kind of stuff. So I signed up and started the survey. The first task was to establish my racial preference. They showed a bunch of people’s faces and I needed to quickly push a button indicating a positive/negative response (pleasant/unpleasant, or some such thing). The responses were timed, I presume, to rank confidence. My first objection as I started the test was that nearly all the faces of black people were cute, while most of the white people’s faces were ugly. I thought, maybe it’s just me. Maybe other people would disagree with my preferences. The result on that test was that I had “a mild racial preference” (without saying which way it was). The next task was about organic/normal food. I was informed that I was “exremely prejudiced” against organic food. The third one informed me that I was “extremely prejudiced” against “eco-friendly” products (the test was about light bulbs and cold wash). When I went on to the next task (there were 20 more left), I saw a message on the screen informing me that I was disqualified from the survey. I guess my “associations” were all wrong.


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