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- Research : It seems like green energy...
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- A handful of recent polls have identified renewable energy as a wedge issue, particularly among Republicans.
"All of this is politicized — climate change is politicized; that's part of the real problem right now," said Anthony Leiserowitz, a Yale research scientist who was among those who analyzed the poll results.
"Back in 1997, Democrats and Republicans were not that far apart on this issue," he said. "The gap between the two parties has widened and widened ever since." (Julie Cart, LA Times, Apr 26 2012)
- Support for the revenue-neutral tax falls along predictable party lines: 51% of Republicans say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported a carbon tax, compared with 71% of Democrats. Among independents or those with no party affiliation the figure was 60%. (Julie Cart, LA Times, Apr 26 2012)