Two-Thirds of Americans Want Obama To Act on Climate Change, Says Poll

"Two-thirds of Americans want President Barack Obama to act now on climate change, adding momentum to his state of the union promise to take up the challenge with or without Congress."

"Two new polls commissioned by environmental groups and released on Wednesday showed clear majorities of Americans supporting Obama taking significant action on climate change.

A poll for the League of Conservation Voters showed that 65% of Americans want Obama to take 'significant steps' to prevent climate change. Pollster Joel Benenson said public support – which cut across race and age – gave Obama extra leverage on his central promise to make climate change a central component of his second-term agenda. 'This is across a broad spectrum of Americans,' Benenson told a conference call."

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian February 13, 2013.


"Obama Climate Change Poll Finds Majority Supports 'Significant Steps' To Tackle Problem" (Huffington Post)

"More Americans Convinced of Climate Change, Poll Finds" (USA TODAY)

"Climate Change: Key Data Points from Pew Research" (Pew)

Source: Guardian, 02/14/2013