Democrats want climate change to be an important issue. They talk about it constantly and when no one pays attention they start warning that everyone is going to die unless we do something right now.
It’s not working. Voters do not see it as a priority.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Climate Change Not a Top Issue for Voters, Despite Push From Democrats
Many Democrats have pushed to make climate change a key issue for voters in recent years, but it has “failed to gain traction as a voting issue in American elections,” according to a Politico report.
As a result, “Even Democrats this year rarely advertised on climate, running campaigns dominated instead by more immediate concerns about health care, immigration and jobs,” according to Politico.
President Donald Trump has undone many Obama-era climate policies, including his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and meanwhile, voters do not appear to consider climate change a major issue heading into the 2018 midterms.
“It’s too remote. It’s not today. It’s not conflict,” California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.), said in an interview. “So that’s where we are, and climate change is not jobs, not taxes, it’s not violent crime. It’s not sex. And it’s not immigration.”…
Only 2 percent of American voters overall consider global warming the most important electoral issue, according to the Yale and George Mason study.
It’s all about three things. Jobs, the economy and national security.