07 Sep '11, 4pm

On Global Warming, the Tea Party is Worse than the GOP

There’s a fascinating new public opinion analysis out today from Anthony Leiserowitz and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. It looks at political divides and how they impact one’s views of the science, but with this new twist—Tea Partiers and Republicans are treated differently. And look what results: 53 percent of Republicans believe global warming is happening, but just 34 % of Tea Partiers. 56 percent of Republicans, but 69 % of Tea Party members, say there is “a lot of disagreement” among scientists about whether global warming is happening. Tea Party members are much more likely than Republicans (45 % to 20 %) to have heard of "ClimateGate." Staggering, but not surprising if you’ve been following my posts: “Tea Party members are much more likely to say that they are ‘very well informed’ about global warming than the other groups," according to the Yale ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/global-warming-tea-party-worse-gop

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