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• 52 percent say there is “significant disagreement” in scientific circles on the topic.

• 71 percent say “national leaders” should focus on the economy; 15 percent say they should focus on global warming.

• 31 percent say Al Gore is “an expert” on global warming.

• 81 percent are following news reports about “Climategate.”

Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults conducted Dec. 1-2.

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