Poll: Americans Trust Obama More Than Romney on Climate; Want Action

A new poll shows more Americans (47%) trust President Obama on climate issues than those who trust GOP contender George Romney (21%). Some 66% percent believe global warming is happening. A previous poll showed 72% think climate change should be a priority for both the president and Congress. The poll, conducted by Yale and George Mason University researchers, had a 3% margin of error.

Jean Chemnick reports for Greenwire (subscription only) May 15, 2012.


"Climate Change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in March 2012" (Yale/George Mason)

"New Poll: Most Americans Want Climate Action!" (Mother Jones)

"The Climate Isn’t the Only Thing That’s Changing" (Green Desert/Palm Springs Desert Sun)

"Gauging Public Opinion on Climate Change Policy" (NPR)

"Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies in March 2012" (Yale/George Mason)

Source: Greenwire, 05/16/2012