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“What Voters in Battleground States Think About Climate Change”

“Climate change has emerged as a major issue for voters this year, both nationally and in crucial battleground states like Arizona and Florida, new polls from The New York Times and Siena College suggest.

Nationwide, 58 percent of Americans said they were either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about their communities being harmed by climate change, according to a survey conducted in mid-October, with 39 percent saying they were “not too concerned” or “not at all concerned.”

But that poll also found a stark partisan split: 90 percent of voters who favored Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for president, expressed concern about climate change, while just 23 percent of voters who backed President Trump, the Republican incumbent, did so.”

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich report for the New York Times November 1, 2020.