In Dramatic Shift, Kentucky Voters Potentially Becoming Numb to Politicians Talking About Coal Jobs

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/05/30/dramatic-shift-voters-kentucky-might-be-becoming-numb-politicians-talking-about-coal-jobs

For years, Republican politicians campaigning in the state of Kentucky have used the fictitious “war on coal” talking point to gain support from voters. From Senator Mitch McConnell who has represented the state in the U.S. Senate for 32 years, to President Donald Trump, the generally accepted rule has been that talking about the importance of coal and coal jobs, while attacking environmental safety standards that put a “burden” on the coal industry, is the key to winning in the state of Kentucky. But if new reports are to be believed, that conventional wisdom about running a campaign on coal could be suffering the same fate as the coal industry itself. Click here for reuse options! Tags: coal industryMinerJobeconomicsDonald TrumpMitch McConnellYaleresearchStudyOpinionsPollclimate changeSciencehillary clinton

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