Sorry, Trump, Most People Do Believe Climate Change Is Responsible for Hurricanes

A majority of people believe climate change was responsible for the hurricanes that caused devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a new poll shows.

A new poll from ABC News/Washington Post shows 55 percent of people polled September 18-21 believe climate change has something to do with the recent hurricanes, while 41 percent of the 1,002 adults surveyed believe, as President Donald Trump appears to, that it is just normal severe weather.

The results of the poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, show a complete shift in attitudes from a decade ago, when in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, just 25 percent of people believed climate change was linked to the hurricane and 66 percent said it was just severe weather.

However, in the weeks that followed the disaster caused by Katrina, the number of people who blamed climate change increased to 39 percent.

Trump has remained vague on the subject of climate change, which he once said he believed was a conspiracy invented by China. He stated in comments carried by CNN after being asked about the possibility climate change was responsible for the storms: “We’ve had bigger storms than this.”

"If you go back into the 1930s and the 1940s, and you take a look, we've had storms over the years that have been bigger than this," Trump said.

"If you go back into the teens, you'll see storms that were as big or bigger. So we did have two horrific storms, epic storms, but if you go back into the '30s and '40s, and you go back into the teens, you'll see storms that were very similar and even bigger, OK?” he added.

Of the groups most likely to believe climate change was responsible for the recent hurricanes, college graduates (61 percent), Democrats (78 percent) and liberals (83 percents) polled the highest.

The recent poll had a margin of error of 3.5 points.

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