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Poll: More Voters Disapprove of Trump's Decision to Pull Out of Paris Agreement

Poll: More Voters Disapprove of Trump's Decision to Pull Out of Paris Agreement

Environmental activists protest United States President Donald Trump's withdraw of the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement outside of Trump Tower in Chicago. Photo: Christopher Dilts. (Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 June 2017 08:55 PM

Only 30 percent of likely voters agreed with President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released over the weekend.

Sixty percent of those polled said Trump should have sent the treaty to the Senate.

Former President Barack Obama signed the accord in 2015, along with the leaders of 194 other nations. Obama, however, never sent it to the Senate for ratification, because he feared it was unlikely to be approved.

Other results from the survey include:

  • Among Republicans, 51 percent agreed with Trump’s executive decision, while 39 percent wanted him to send it to the Senate for a vote.
  • Among Democrats, only 13 percent backed the president’s decision to pull out of the accord, while 77 percent wanted it sent to the Senate. Twenty-nine percent of Independents agreed with Trump’s move, while 63 percent preferred that the Senate decide.
  • Fifty-three percent of all voters say the government is not doing enough to combat global warming.
  • Fifty-eight percent of all voters say the Paris accord is likely to reduce global warming significantly, which is up from the 48 percent who thought so at the end of 2015. Only 37 percent said the agreement is unlikely to reduce global warming.
  • Those under the age of 40 were particularly confident that the agreement would significantly reduce global warming, with 68 percent saying so.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on May 31-June 1. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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Only 30 percent of likely voters agreed with President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released over the weekend.
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