Voters support candidates who support climate action.Image: Earth Hour GlobalStanford public opinion expert Jon Krosnick and his colleagues analyzed the 2008 presidential election and the 2010 congressional election. They found: "Democrats who took 'green' positions on climate change won much more often than did Democrats who remained silent," Krosnick said. "Republicans who took 'not-green' positions won less often than Republicans who remained silent." I asked Krosnick by email about the implications of his research for the president, who has all but dropped "climate change" from his vocabulary. Krosnick answered: Our research suggests that it would be wise for the president, …
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Joseph Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.