The Gallup poll, taken July 1-23, among U.S. 1,007 adults, asked respondents, “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” A plurality, or 30 percent, chose “coronavirus/diseases” as the most important problem, followed by “the government/poor leadership” (23 percent), race relations/racism (16 percent), “unifying the country” (six percent), and “crime/violence” (five percent).
Notably, “climate change/environment/pollution” — green issues central to the progressive agenda and embraced by Joe Biden — came at the very bottom of the list, garnering just one percent support. Elections/election reform, poverty/hunger/homelessness, national security, education, and immigration also garnered just one percent support each.
Over the last few months, Baumann has surveyed voters’ attitudes on climate change for environmental and Democratic political groups, including Climate Power 2020, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Center for American Progress. What he has found is climate change has “now become a real political weapon for Democrats," he told the Washington Examiner. In fact, polls are telling Democrats they can pick up voters by pressing hard on climate change and drawing a stark contrast with Trump. Some of those, such as independents in swing states and center-right women, are voters Trump desperately needs to keep.
"In total, 10 top GOP lawmakers are backing the group’s American Climate Contract, the coalition announced Monday. In addition to McCarthy, its backers include Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the top Republican on the House Energy Committee, and Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana, the top Republican on the House select climate panel." ...
"The ACC’s policy plan, released in April, calls for the United States to advance policies that “move toward a goal of global net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” It lays out support for four policies: investing in energy innovation, modernizing infrastructure, supporting conservation measures that store carbon, and engaging globally to reduce emissions."
Climate Depot Note: "Climate Change" dropped from Gallup's pre coronavirus peak in February of only 5% to its current 2%. "Climate change" would be even less than 2% if Gallup had separated the term from the terms "Environment & Pollution" in their Gallup poll question. Previous Gallup polls have consistently shown that 'climate change' scored the lowest concern amount all ENVIRONMENTAL issues.