New studies show that 66% of all US adults believe it is important for the next President to address the issue of climate change, and 63% want strong action taken soon after the candidate takes office. As we’ve covered before, Obama and Clinton are the leading contenders for the environmental cause, with McCain showing an increasing interest in environmental concerns. With the most recent focus being placed on “manufactured political distractions”, it would be interesting to start hearing candidates speak more freely about their stance on issues such as the Kyoto protocol, and whether the United States will be planning on signing it in the future. Keep reading for more stats from the polling.
The poll found that more women than men want a president with such a policy (69% versus 63%).
The poll also found that the importance of the next president having a climate change policy is significantly stronger in the Northeast (74%) followed by the West (68%). Both Hispanic Americans (75%) and African-Americans (72%) say it is important that the new president have a policy on climate change.
What is your stance on the issue, and what candidate do you think is the greenest?