The GOP’s Political Gamble on the Environment

While activists on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the ideological spectrum argue about whether President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord is a good idea, the political risks of that decision are undeniable.

The president’s announcement is likely to elevate the salience of “the environment” as an electoral issue both next year and in 2020, and that could affect how swing voters view the Republican Party. CONT.

Stuart Rothenberg, Inside Elections