Climate change a top Dem voter issue, new poll shows

Climate change a top Dem voter issue, new poll shows

02/25/2020 12:08 am ET Molly Taft

A new poll shows that climate change is one of the top issues for Democratic voters in states with upcoming primaries and caucuses, the Atlantic reports.

The poll, conducted by Climate Nexus, the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication finds that climate change is the second-most important issue for Democratic voters in 26 states – a sample including swing states like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Michigan.

Overall, climate change ranks behind only healthcare in Democratic voter concern, while it is the top issue for self-described liberal Dems.

“This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not just a top-tier issue—it is the top-tier issue,” Anthony ​Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, told the Atlantic.

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