Gallup poll: Bush (& gov't generally) weak on environment

Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 05:39 PM

Editor & Publisher reports the results of a new Gallup poll conducted March 13-16:

1. 55% say Bush personally is doing a poor job of protecting the environment; 33% say a good job.

2. 62% say the government is doing too little to protect the environment, 33% say it's doing about the right amount, and 4% say the government is doing too much.

The poll reveals the usual Republican vs Democrat split but, somewhat surprisingly, independents practically mirror the feelings of Democrats: 33% of Republicans believe the government is doing too little, compared to 78% of Democrats and 67% of independents.