24 Jan '14, 12pm

Poll finds that Latinos overwhelmingly support climate action

Poll finds that Latinos overwhelmingly support climate action

If Republicans want to stop being known as the White Man’s Party, as they professed in their “Growth and Opportunity” report a year ago, they’ve now got one more way to do it: Start taking climate change seriously. A new poll finds that over 90 percent of Latinos nationally want government action on global warming. Some 86 percent want carbon pollution limits on power plants. And given the inaction from Congress, nearly 80 percent say they approve of President Obama taking action alone on climate change. The concerns crossed over income and party lines: 86 percent of high salary earners want action; 54 percent of Latino Republicans favored Obama taking charge. In other words, it’s not only Latinos in the barrios living next to waste plants who demand action. “This is a clear message for public officials who want support from Latinos,” said Matt Barreto, a political scienti...

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