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Climate change had mixed showing in 2020 elections

Axios’ Amy Harder writes that climate change had a mixed effect on the 2020 elections.

The C3 Take
  • President-elect Joe Biden spoke about climate change more than any other presidential candidate in history.
  • Political scientists say that this drove up votes in blue states but hurt Democrats in purple states.
  • Republicans can offer market-based solutions that drive economic and environmental growth.

“The more climate change was on the agenda, the more it drove up votes in blue states, but it worked against Democrats in purple states, in battleground states,” said a former Obama administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity given tense intra-party divisions.”

 

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