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Biden Is Spending $1 Trillion to Fight Climate Change. Voters Don’t Care – Watts Up With That?

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Essay by Eric Worrall

First published JoNova; “More than 60% of voters surveyed by the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication said they have heard “a little” or “nothing at all” about the 2022 law known as the Inflation Reduction Act”

Biden Is Spending $1 Trillion to Fight Climate Change. Voters Don’t Care.

President’s campaign is promoting the effort, hoping to attract young people

By Amrith Ramkumar and Andrew Restuccia
April 9, 2024 at 5:00 am ET

President Biden has done more to address climate change than any of his predecessors. So far, voters don’t seem to care.

The Biden campaign and a collection of progressive groups are trying to change that. They believe the president’s record on climate change can boost his popularity with young voters. 

The strategy is risky because climate has never been a priority with voters. And it is unclear whether climate policies could reverse the deep skepticism many young people feel toward Biden. Recent Wall Street Journal polls have found that Biden’s support among young people is shrinking compared with 2020 amid concerns about the president’s age and his support for Israel’s war against Hamas. 

Biden’s economic policies have been unpopular with a majority of voters surveyed in recent Journal polls. More than 60% of voters surveyed by the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication said they have heard “a little” or “nothing at all” about the 2022 law known as the Inflation Reduction Act, which contained about $1 trillion in tax credits, grants and loans for clean energy.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-is-spending-1-trillion-to-fight-climate-change-voters-dont-care-21d8cb05?st=62plfi8jmo4e15r&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

Not only is Biden ignoring the priorities of 98% of voters, the 2% of Presidential voters who do care about climate change, over half of them likely haven’t noticed that the “Inflation Reduction Act” is actually a climate initiative.

Who knows, maybe if Biden had called the “Inflation Reduction Act” the “save the planet from climate change” act, his trillion dollar climate expenditure might have won 2% of the American people, rather than 1%.

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