Nearly six in 10 registered voters think the United States should have stayed in the agreement, including 79 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents, according to a Morning Consult/POLITICO survey of 1,999 registered voters conducted June 1-2.
Still, if Trump’s decision was a gesture to his most loyal supporters, it may have been effective. Forty-four percent of Republicans favored leaving the Paris agreement, compared to 32 percent who wanted to remain.
Respondents were also skeptical of the prospect of sending money to developing countries to help them shift toward cleaner sources of energy. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed said the United States “should not provide aid to help developing nations reduce carbon emissions in their own countries,” while 32 percent said the country should.