Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee "The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.

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Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

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Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

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Ask voters what will drive them to the polls next year and the answers tend to be the same: healthcare, the economy and immigration.

But climate change is rising up that list. A CNN poll from April showed that four out of five Democratic voters say fighting climate change is a very important factor in their choice for president.

Jay Inslee has made climate change the centerpiece of his campaign for president. And he says his experience as the governor of Washington State will allow him to solve some of the nation's big problems: like health care.

We spoke with Inslee about his political record and his presidential hopes as a part of our series, "Foresight 2020."

Listen to our interviews with 2020 presidential candidates.