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Trump And GOP Still Out-Of-Step On Climate Change

Posted on the 18 August 2017 by Jobsanger
Trump And GOP Still Out-Of-Step On Climate Change
Trump And GOP Still Out-Of-Step On Climate Change
North Korea and white supremacy/nazism have hogged the headlines the last couple of weeks, but there is another issue that's not going to go away -- even though Trump and his GOP cohorts might like for it to disappear. It's global climate change. That change continues to happen, and ignoring it won't stop it.
Trump (and the Republicans) would like for other issues to be in the headlines, because the public is not agreeing with them about global climate change. A majority of 55% say that the climate change is happening and is due to human activity, while only 30% say it's not happening or not due to human activity. And majorities of both genders, all age groups, and all races also agree that human activity is negatively affecting the climate.
Furthermore, the public believes this country has already been damaged by global climate change (57% to 20%) -- and again all groups have majorities agreeing.
These charts reflect information in a new Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between August 13th and 15th of a random national sample of 1,500 adults (including 1,291 registered voters), with a margin of error of 3.1 points.

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