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  • Monday, August 6, 2018

    Millennials Could Be The Deciders In November

    Climate Change Is Hot Wedge Issue For 2018 Midterms, Polls Indicate; The US electorate is ready for candidates willing to protect environment

    Anna Fahey, August 6, 2018 (Sightline Institute)

    “…Recent polling makes climate change look more like a wedge issue…especially for younger and Latino voters…Polling shows that US voters not only understand climate science, but more and more are increasingly worried about it—including hefty shares of moderate Republicans and Independents…There’s also strong bipartisan support for a range of policies to address climate change and voters support a stronger Environmental Protection Agency—even Trump backers…And climate change is a particular focus for millennial and Latino voters…[Millennial generation voters—ages 22 to 37 this election season—are considerably more liberal than older Americans…[and] are considerably more likely to support climate action and the Congressional candidates who talk them up…

    Pew notes that millennials are more than 40 percent nonwhite…Racial demographics in general are a factor in the electoral equation. Latinos are now the largest non-white racial group in America and…poll after poll reveals strong environmental values among Latino voters, including support for aggressive action to address global warming…EcoAmerica’s 2017 survey showed many voters under 30 (44 percent), Black voters (45 percent), and strong Democrats (51 percent) said they contacted or voted for an elected official based on support for taking action on climate change…[A]dd it all up and climate looks a lot more like a winner than a loser…” click here for more

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