6. What swing voters think of climate change
Focus groups in Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin suggest that some of America’s swing voters have views on climate change that are in between Democratic presidential candidates, who think it’s a crisis, and President Trump, who dismisses it, writes Axios' Amy Harder in her "Harder Line" column.
- Why it matters: Voters living in these states have a pivotal role in presidential elections, so it’s worth listening to them.
What they're saying: Of the more than two dozen responses, most (14) chose words that somehow described climate change as a problem, with "concern" being the most common word.
- Just four people chose words that made it clear they roundly dismissed climate change.
- Nobody described climate change as an emergency.
Worth noting: These focus groups, conducted by the nonpartisan research firms Engagious and Focus Pointe Global, are a small handful of voters and don’t offer a statistically significant sample like a poll.