Poll: Majority do not blame California wildfires on climate change

A new poll has found that a majority does not believe that the wildfires that have been burning in western states, like California, are the result of climate change, Breitbart reports.

Here, the majority would appear to side with President Donald Trump against the beliefs of progressive Democrats, who have been attributing the wildfires to climate change.

The numbers

The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on September 17, 21, and 22. 1,500 likely voters were surveyed, and the margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

The question asked by the pollsters is: “Which is the more likely reason that wildfires in California are spreading – climate change or a variety of other natural and human factors?”

Of those likely voters, a majority or 54 percent blamed the wildfires on “a variety of other natural and human factors.” 41 percent attributed the wildfires to “climate change,” and the remaining five percent of respondents weren’t sure what the cause of the wildfires is.

Those surveyed were also asked whether there has been “more wildfires this year than in past years.” 57 percent answered affirmatively.

Liberal dogma

Liberals have long cited wildfires, and just about every other natural disaster, as evidence of man-made climate change. They then use this belief to push for radical legislation like the Green New Deal.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), is representative of those liberals.

“The fact is that we are in the midst of an incredible crisis, because our climate is changing in drastic form, which is leading to California burning in many places, which is leading to storms hitting our Gulf Coast repeatedly year after year and getting worse,” Harris said a couple of weeks back during a trip to see the devastation in California.

Biden, and many other Democrats, have expressed a similar belief, and on top of blaming the wildfires on climate change they have also put some of the blame on President Donald Trump, whom Biden has called a “climate arsonist” and a “climate denier.”

Americans side with Trump

In contrast, President Donald Trump has blamed the wildfires on things like poor forest management. “I see again the forest fires are starting,” he said at a rally back in August. “They’re starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests — there are many, many years of leaves and broken trees and they’re like, like, so flammable, you touch them and it goes up.”

On this one, based on the Rasmussen poll, the people are with the president.

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