By comparison, 78% of Democrats and 71% of Independents believe that global warming is happening. That’s not too surprising, but the poll found that 53% of Republicans believe that global warming is happening. So a majority of Republicans, Democrats and Independents all believe that global warming is happening, yet the only Republican Presidential candidate who says he accepts the science on climate change is currently polling at about 1%.

Something’s not quite right here, and Brad Plumer at the Washington Post believes he knows why…