I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Grid, a monthly urban sustainability and culture magazine published in Philadelphia. These are excerpts of my editor's notes, which can be found in full online at the magazine's website. 


Fact Check: Who is behind in the polls? Scientists

NOV. 2016/ISSUE 92

As we approach an historic American election that is high on drama and high on anxiety, many of us have become addicted to watching the polls and devouring the accompanying analysis. Nate Silver’s servers at FiveThirtyEight have been working overtime for months, as have our nervous systems and bartenders. 

Amid the posturing of campaigns and prognostications of statisticians, the Pew Research Center released a poll this month that looked at how party affiliation tracked with opinions on climate change. 

Some of the results are not surprising. Ninety percent of likely Clinton voters care, “some” to “a great deal,” about climate change. Of likely Trump voters, the number is 49 percent. Clinton supporters are also much more likely to believe in interventions such as restrictions on power plants, international agreements on emissions or fuel efficiency standards. >>>> READ THE REST ON THE GRID WEBSITE


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