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Talking 'Green' Can Help Candidates Win Votes, Stanford Study Finds

July 7, 2011

people and society graphic Political candidates get more votes by taking a "green" position on climate change, according to a new Stanford University study. Among Democrats and Independents, a hypothetical candidate gained votes by making a "green" statement on climate and lost votes by taking a "not-green" stance, the study found. Among Republicans, the candidate neither gained nor lost votes taking either position, suggesting that candidates should consider going green on global warming. Full Story

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