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Poll: Climate Change Is a Key Issue in the Midterm Elections Among Likely Voters of Color

The results run counter to the historical belief that environmental issues were a low priority for some groups.

About 70 percent of people of color who responded to a recent poll said climate change had an impact on their home regions or communities.

Eighty-six percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander respondents,  about 72 percent of African Americans and 76 percent of Hispanic voters said their communities had been affected, according to the survey. 

Those findings, released Thursday, come from a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters likely voters conducted earlier this month by Green 2.0, a watchdog group that promotes inclusion in the environmental movement. The survey has a 3.1 percentage point margin of error for the entire poll, the group said. The margin of error for Black and Hispanic respondents was 9.8 percentage points and 9.7 percentage points for respondents who were Asian American and Pacific Islanders. 

The survey found that 64 percent of all of the people of color who responded to the survey were either “much more likely” or “somewhat more likely” to support Congressional candidates who indicated that “addressing climate change” is one of their top three priorities. Roughly 81 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islanderswere more likely to support such candidates; about 77 percent of Black Americans and 76 percent of Hispanicswere likely to do the same.

Source: Inside Climate News