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Poll: Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming

Fantastic news for conservatives and libertarians who’ve been pushing this message for years and getting called kooks for their trouble. A new Pew poll has

Iram Martins
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 22, 2009

Fantastic news for conservatives and libertarians who’ve been pushing this message for years and getting called “kooks” for their trouble. A new Pew poll has only 57 percent of Americans saying there’s “solid evidence that the earth is warming,” down from 71 percent last year.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), probably the best-known climate change skeptic in Congress, is jumping on the news.

“Perhaps the most interesting finding in this poll,” said Inhofe in a statement, “aside from the precipitous drop in the number of Independents who believe global warming is a problem, is that the more Americans learn about cap-and-trade, the more they oppose cap-and-trade. And this explains quite clearly why Democrats don’t want the public to know about it.”

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