Friday, January 30, 2015
Stanford Public Opinion Poll On Global Warming
The great majority of Americans, and even 47% of Republicans, believe the scientific evidence about global warming. Democrats and Independents are more inclined to vote for politicians who support policies to reduce carbon emissions. Republican voters have a negative response to climate change deniers, but they are not more likely to vote for a candidate who supports policies to address climate change. Tea Partiers respond favorably to Republicans who avoid taking a position on climate change by stating that they are "not scientists". Its bad to be on the wrong side of science, but is OK for Tea Partiers to pretend ignorance.