Claim: Denying climate change is bad for your electoral health

Not so far. Ask President Al Gore or Speaker John Boehner.

Bad Astronomer Phil Plait writes:

Some good news for a change when it comes to global warming: A new bipartisan poll shows strong support among young voters for taking action about climate change.

The poll was jointly run by the (Democratic) Benenson Strategy Group and the (Republican) GS Strategy Group, who conducted 600 telephone interviews (giving a 4 percent margin of error at the 95 percent level—in other words, there’s good confidence the numbers found are accurate to ±4 percent. It found that 66 percent of young voters think that we must address the problem of climate change, and a similar number think it is already affecting us (and it is).

A whopping 80 percent of the respondents support President Obama taking action, and even among those who are unfavorable of the President over half support action being taken.

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3 thoughts on “Claim: Denying climate change is bad for your electoral health”

  1. What the survey really shows is that 88% of the respondents have no critical thinking skills.

  2. They are right though. Global warming is already effecting us. Because of global warming I have to pay 26 cents per kilowatt hour in San Diego.

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