Jun 30, 2020 - Energy & Environment

Survey: Florida voters link climate and COVID-19

Newly released polling suggests that COVID-19 is seeping into how voters in Florida think about climate change.

Why it matters: Florida is a critical swing state that's very exposed to global warming as it grapples with sea-level rise and vulnerability to more powerful storms.

Reproduced from Cygnal; Note: ±3.46% margin of error; Chart: Axios Visuals
Reproduced from Cygnal; Note: ±3.46% margin of error; Chart: Axios Visuals

Driving the news: The charts above show some of the results from the poll commissioned by the Alliance for Market Solutions, a group pushing for a revenue-neutral carbon tax married to the repeal of regulations.

By the numbers: Other findings from the poll of 802 likely general-election voters include...

  • Over 71% prefer a congressional candidate who is working to address climate change, while 15% prefer one who denies it.
  • Roughly 41% trust Democrats more to address climate, compared to 33% for Republicans.
  • Over 54% say President Trump is not doing enough on climate, while nearly 34% say he's doing the correct amount.
  • Over 57% say climate change has or will affect them personally.
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