Ronald Bailey Scores Six Republican Presidential Wannabes on Science Issues

The results are pretty disappointing


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To be a good president, you have to be able to evaluate data to make good decisions. Here, therefore, is a round-up of how the leading Republican presidential primary contenders have come down on various science policy issues. Are they swayed more by data, or do they succumb to the allure of the momentarily popular position? Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey evaluates how six leading Republican candidates handle scientific information. The results are not stellar.