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Poll Confirms that Science Prevails among Electorate

15 Sep 2011  |   Emma Brown

Tags: Climate Change, Administration, General Environment, General Political

A September 15 Bloomberg National Poll supports what Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman  has been trying to tell his colleagues—specifically climate change-deniers Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry—that an “anti-science” agenda is not a winning strategy.

In the poll—which surveyed a broad-range of politically aligned voters—respondents showed that they prefer a candidate who supports science, specifically in regards to the EPA and climate change.

On science-related questions, the Poll found that:

  • 45% of respondents said that they were less likely to vote for a candidate who questions the science of climate change, while only 25% said that they were more likely to support that candidate
  • 66% of respondents said that they were less likely to support a candidate who wanted to abolish the EPA, while only 19% of those polled said they were more likely to support such a candidate
  • 50% of those polled said they were less likely to vote for a candidate who professed evolution to be “unproven,” while only 20% said such a stance would make them more likely to support a candidate

The poll underscores that, despite all the political rhetoric suggesting otherwise, Americans across the political spectrum remain firm in their support for science and prefer a pro-science candidate.

View the Poll.



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