Two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to vote for candidates who support action on climate change, according to a poll by the New York Times, Stanford University, and Resources for the Future.
“An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming,” the Times reports.
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“Among Republicans, 48% say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports fighting climate change, a result that Jon A. Krosnick, a professor of political science at Stanford University and an author of the survey, called ‘the most powerful finding’ in the poll.”
Although climate change was not the top vote-determining issue among poll respondents, 48% of Republicans, 72% of Independents, and 67% of the overall survey group “said they were less likely to vote for a candidate who said human-caused climate change is a hoax.”
83% of respondents, including 61% of Republicans and 86% of Independents, said global warming will be a very or somewhat serious problem in the future if no action is taken.