"Undecided Voters: Climate Change Matters To Polled Group"

Climate change may be more of a deciding issue in November's election than many analysts realize.

"Only about 7 percent of likely voters have not yet decided whether they will support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, a new national survey finds. But on the topic of climate change, at least, these undecideds look more like Obama supporters than Romney voters.

Undecided voters are more likely than Romney voters to see climate change as an important issue, and their desire for government action approaches levels seen in Obama voters. What's more, undecideds are as likely as Obama supporters to believe that global warming is happening and that humans are causing it.

"We were surprised to look at how undecided voters broke on this issue, that they were much more similar to Obama voters than they were to Romney voters," study researcher Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication, told LiveScience."

Stephanie Pappas reports for LiveScience via Huffington Post September 24, 2012.


"The Potential Impact of Global Warming on the 2012 Presidential Election" (Yale Project on Climate Change Communication)

Source: LiveScience, 09/25/2012