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“Campaign 2020: Trump’s Biggest Weakness? The Environment, Polls Show”

“One of the widest gaps in how voters perceive the presidential candidates is on environmental policy, even as the nation reckons with a deadly pandemic and an eruption of protests over racial injustice.

Recent polls reveal broad mistrust of President Trump's handling of environmental issues, suggesting that Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has a large advantage on those issues less than five months before the election.

The gulf between Trump and Biden on the environment is larger than their perceived differences to voters over race relations, the economy and health care, according to recent polling. Those issues are nevertheless expected to be central themes of the November election.”

Scott Waldman reports for Climatewire June 11, 2020.