Half of voters say climate change is important in midterms, poll finds

The Washington Post
October 10, 2022
By Maxine Joselow

With less than a month until Election Day, roughly half of registered voters say climate change is either “very important” or “one of the most important issues” in their vote for Congress, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll.

House Conservative Climate Caucus members amassed a 62-5 win-loss record in their 2022 primary elections, and those who won triumphed by an average margin of 59.3 percent, according to a recent analysis by the Climate Leadership Council and Americans for Carbon Dividends, two conservative climate groups.

“There is a declining misperception that climate is somehow unsafe terrain for Republicans,” Climate Leadership Council CEO Greg Bertelsen said in an interview. “These results are fairly convincing that Republicans in Congress can work on climate change and be on rock solid ground with their base.”