Do Republicans Believe in Global Warming? Not if They’re in the Tea Party

Republicans can't agree on whether there's evidence to support global warming.
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Alex Brown
Nov. 1, 2013, 10:32 a.m.

Nearly half of Re­pub­lic­ans be­lieve the Earth is warm­ing, says a Pew poll re­leased Fri­day. Most of those be­liev­ers don’t be­long to the tea party.

The GOP has ex­per­i­enced its share of in­tra-party struggles re­cently, and the split over glob­al warm­ing il­lus­trates just how far the party’s fac­tions can di­verge. Among tea parti­ers, 70 per­cent say there is no sol­id evid­ence the Earth is warm­ing. But only 30 per­cent of those out­side the tea party agree with that state­ment.

Among Demo­crats, 84 per­cent be­lieve that the Earth is warm­ing, and 67 per­cent of the gen­er­al pub­lic agrees. 


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