Gallup: Well, Obama’s doing well on the environment

posted at 9:39 am on March 19, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

That’s about the best spin possible from Gallup today, and even that’s pretty weak tea, as their accompanying chart shows.  Two years ago, Barack Obama scored highly on environmental (79%), energy (72%), and prosperity (61%) policies.  Now he’s only getting majority support in one of those areas, and has dropped significantly on that as well:

Before the Japanese earthquake and resulting nuclear crisis, a majority of Americans — 55% — said President Obama is doing a good job of protecting the nation’s environment. At the same time, 55% said he is doing a poor job of making America prosperous and, by 47% to 41%, Americans said he is doing a poor rather than a good job of improving the nation’s energy policy.

Take a look at the graph on the three policies:

Given the precipitous slide on the economy and energy among adults — not registered or likely voters — it’s a wonder Obama’s overall job approval is above water at all.  Their daily tracking poll puts Obama at 51/52, although the weekly average is 47/45.  If these trends continue, Obama had better hope that the environment becomes the most important issue of the 2012 election.

So far, there seems to be little chance of that, even apart from the fact that it came in dead last among priorities in Gallup’s January poll.  Despite a smallish, MOE-sized rebound in this latest survey, the number of people who believe that government isn’t doing enough for the environment is near a 20-year low at 49%, down from 62% in 2006 and a peak of 68% at the start of the series on this question in 1992.  In contrast, the percentage of people who believe that the government has done too much has increased fourfold since 2006, from 4% to 16%.  Combined with those who believe government does enough as it is, American adults split evenly with activists at 49/49, a big change from 2006′s 62/37 split.

If the economy continues its stagnation and energy prices continue to skyrocket, these numbers will continue their decline in 2011.  That will leave Obama remaining strong with environmentalists, and weak with just about everyone else.  And it’s rather odd that the lede Gallup chose to pursue in reporting these results was that Obama had majority approval in environmental issues, and not that he’s lost 24 points in two years on the issue, and not that only 36% of American adults approve of his economic performance.


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The least important, involving the least amount of work. Figures.

OldEnglish on March 19, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Obama had better hope that the environment becomes the most important issue of the 2012 election.

Wag the dog environmental “crisis” coming soon? Watch for it.

Rational Thought on March 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Gallup can spin those numbers to their heart’s content and it will do diddly squat to change the fact that Obama pretty much stinks out across the board on everything………..except for taking vacations and going golfing.

pilamaye on March 19, 2011 at 9:45 AM

The farmers of the San Joaquin Valley disagree. He has killed farming and business in Central California over this crappy trash fish.

Blake on March 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM

He’s improving the environment by taking his BS to Rio for the weekend.

PatMac on March 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Wag the dog environmental “crisis” coming soon? Watch for it.

Might I remind you of Japan’s current nuclear problems?

Now our next move is clear: make sure we tie Obama’s environmental policies with the increased energy prices. Watch these mediocre numbers fall even further.

englishqueen01 on March 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM

He’s improving the environment by taking his BS to Rio for the weekend.

PatMac on March 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM

They don’t want him there.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM

I wasn’t under the impression that “prosperity” was one of his goals.

For that matter, where did Gallup find 36% who believe that one: Obama and progressives view prosperity as an option, and two: that it’s actually happening? Was the entire poll conducted within Berkshire Hathaway?

BKeyser on March 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

and not that only 36% of American adults approve of his economic performance.

Jeebus, but there are a lot of stupid American adults…

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

The Weakest President in History

INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’…

Let us cast our minds back to those remarkable days in November 2008 when the son of a Kenyan goatherd was elected to the White House. It was a bright new dawn – even brighter than the coming of the Kennedys and their new Camelot. JFK may be considered as being from an ethnic and religious minority – Irish and Catholic – but he was still very rich and very white. Barack Obama, by contrast, was a true breakthrough president. The world would change because obviously America had changed.

Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“

Anna Pukas, UK Express

/btw, son of a Kenyan goatherdER, otherwise implying that Obama’s a goat. Billy Goat Ungruff.

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Linked above in the Strassel “Headline” thread, this one is a scorcher.

Mark Steyn gobsmacks ObaMao, BiteMe, and Dingy Harry with deft precision.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/262499/audacity-golf-mark-steyn

Should we laugh or cry over this accuracy?

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Is there any company that consistently conducts unbiased polls?

Vince on March 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM

/btw, son of a Kenyan goatherdER, otherwise implying that Obama’s a goat. Billy Goat Ungruff.

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Goatherd is proper.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatherd

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Surfs Up!

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Here is an example of an email I received this morning from a squishy “liberal” acquaintance who has no understanding of fundamental economics and who thinks that government is the answer to all of our woes. He buys into all of the cliches re Republicans and conservatives and refuses to follow any factual links that refute his claims.

Interested why our country is going down the tube? Check out this site.

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/stop_chamber2/

Why do you think groceries prices have gone way up? gas prices are skyrocketing? Why is the price of gas the same at almost all gas stations? What ever happened to the law about price fixing?

We may be stuck with it for another year and a half but lets get this taken care of November 2012 or we’ll all be wondering where our pensions, our health services, our public schools, our local governments, and our savings have disappeared to.

This email came a from a person well into his 60′s who is well-educated, albeit in the humanities. There is no changing minds that are this wrapped in NPR mentality.

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Well, son of a goatherd!

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM

His inaction on energy and the economy has resulted on perceived competence in environmental issues.

darwin-t on March 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Should we laugh or cry over this accuracy?

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Thanks for the link. Terrific article and it scares the hell out of me!

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM

I was pretty sure it was proper from a song from “The Sound of Music”, but I checked to be sure. ;p

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Barry is about to find out that circumstances matter. Just as the Republicans did in 2008. His numbers will continue to decline. I’m still waiting for the libs to scream that rising oil prices are RACIST!

GarandFan on March 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Enemy of America and our way of life.

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM

I heard he can really salsa dance, too.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

That’s an effing moronic propaganda site.
Disgusting.
Let’s count the ways in which non-profit enviro groups are nothing more than money-making fronts abusing the legal process & taking advantage of the govt’s slow responses, giving them complete access almost 100% or the time to taxpayer funds in the form of like EAJA money.
Let’s also mention how the govt, through it’s paperless initiative, courtesy of Clinton & Gore, makes it night impossible to even track the full amount that is paid to these groups for their frivolous money-making procedural lawsuits against the govt.

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM

That’s about the best spin possible…

Oh, Ed. I know you’re not naive, so I’ll chalked it up to optimism. I’m sure the MSM will do everything they can to prove you wrong on this point.

miConsevative on March 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM

onlineanalyst

The Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Tom Donohue, has gone from a well respected trade organization to an extremist political organization dedicated to corrupting American democracy by elevating the profits of big corporations over the well being of the citizens they serve. Recent examples of this corrupt behavior is the Chamber’s NPR spending of more than $100 million God knows to defeat initiatives to protect the environment and provide affordable health care to everyone implement constitutional governance and counter Marxism, PC, and overspending. NPR launches massive attacks on democracy through the use of secret money in every election, most notably in promoting the illegal 2008 online international contributions funding Obama’s election .

Truth being a two-edged sword…

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Spring starts tomorrow. Plan your gardens and get out your canning gear.
A beef with the price of meat

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:12 AM

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Gotta love it, “proper” mental image and all. At least Pan would explain Obama’s god complex.

Geez, you’re right about that marionette song and dance from Rogers and Hammerstein. It never registered for me until you pointed it out. Ha!

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:15 AM

“…Their daily tracking poll puts Obama at 51/52…”

I think that is a typo, Ed. 51/42 is correct.

novaculus on March 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM

At least Pan would explain Obama’s god complex, as well as Obama’s constant penchant for the never ending PARTY.

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Between White House parties, golf, vacation planning and dance lessons, just how the hell is he supposed to find the time?

joe btfsplk on March 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM

The farmers of the San Joaquin Valley disagree. He has killed farming and business in Central California over this crappy trash fish.

Blake on March 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM

The GOP nominee *cough* Palin *cough* should go to the central valley in CA and talk about that damn fish and how working families are way more important than it is. CA will go blue anyway so what has she got to lose?

Kafir on March 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM

That’s an effing moronic propaganda site.
Disgusting.
Let’s count the ways in which non-profit enviro groups are nothing more than money-making fronts abusing the legal process & taking advantage of the govt’s slow responses, giving them complete access almost 100% or the time to taxpayer funds in the form of like EAJA money.
Let’s also mention how the govt, through it’s paperless initiative, courtesy of Clinton & Gore, makes it night impossible to even track the full amount that is paid to these groups for their frivolous money-making procedural lawsuits against the govt.

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM

I know it is a propaganda site, but this is the type of horsesh*t this fellow sends me as if it is supposed to be convincing. Good grief, most of those corporations that the site belittles are the investments that pension programs rely on. The same is true of the “public broadcasting” that the jerk relies on. You cannot cure stupid stubborn. I posted the link to show what nonsense we are up against.

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 10:26 AM

A beef with the price of meat

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Guess I didn’t realize prices had gone up that much since we don’t buy beef, we eat our own.
I will tell you one thing.
As a cattle producer (not feeder), that our industry cannot do this much longer with corn the way it is.
Grass fed is sorta making a comeback, but it won’t be enough to save some of us.
And one thing people should realize is that even though cattle prices are insanely high right now (we did good this last fall when we sold calves), it is not enough to make up for the last many years of poor prices + higher & higher input costs.
Ranching has a slim profit margin at best. And when you factor weather like 10 yrs of drought, high fuel costs, etc., you have a lotta peole selling out, going under, etc.
Ranchers are also on avg getting old & many are just retiring.
Consolidation in the industry is happening & big outfits are getting bigger.
We downsized out herd a few years ago. Was thinking abt buying some bred heifers this year, but bred COWS are bringing $1500! No way.
So we’re going to look at buying pairs. At least the calf is 100% alive. No calving out problems.
One of the trade mags did a survey of ranchers & feeders & a few are expanding their herds.
But a lot of us cannot bcs of capital available & land issues.
I’m afraid these high prices may collapse the industry.
But who knows.

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Two years ago, Barack Obama scored highly on environmental (79%), energy (72%), and prosperity (61%) policies.

So he scored highly based on nothing but campaign promises and all that “skies began to clear and waters began to recede” equine excreta.

slickwillie2001 on March 19, 2011 at 10:28 AM

The fact that two years ago Obama scored highly on these issues is proof positive that polling data is pure agenda driven. How can you score highly on anything without having a track record yet established. Jeez how effing foolish.

Keemo on March 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Re that ‘price-fixing’ on gasoline prices, the reason they all sell for more or less the same price is likely that they are required to by law. Those laws say that they cannot sell gasoline at a loss, wrt the price they paid for it. That’s to ensure the big oil companies cannot put the independents out of business with a price war.

These are state laws as far as I know, but I can’t confirm that they exist in all states. I know this is the case in Georgia, and the first hit I got on it was Wisconsin: Federal Court Upholds Law Requiring Gas Stations to Mark Up Prices

slickwillie2001 on March 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Isn’t the Wrecking Ball being a “weak” president just an expected part of the plan?

I mean didn’t he telegraph over and over and over again during the campaign what he was going to do?

Take Joe the Plumbers money and give it to the Obama Stash Girls in Detroit.

Didn’t Rev. Wright warn us that Americas Chickens were going to come home to woost?

Didn’t he tell us to fill up our tires?

Didn’t he tell us that energy was going to “necessarily skyrocket” under his plan to get us all driving Flintstone mobiles?

Didn’t he tell us that America was greedy (consuming 25% of the Worlds natural resources, etc.)?

Maybe he actually HAS BEEN ONE POLITICIAN WHO HAS ACTUALLY DONE WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO.

He told us we needed to apologize to the world, and he spent his first year in office.

He said he wanted to “fundamentally transform” this country…….and that’s what he is trying to do.

Lots of promises kept from Obama, and a mininum of two more years of them.

A weaker America internationally and unable to exert it’s planet pilaging evil….All good if you’re a Lib/Progressive right?

PappyD61 on March 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM

He told us we needed to apologize to the world, and he spent his first year in office Doing just that.

Must proof read posts.

PappyD61 on March 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM

In 2 short years, we’ve gone from a world leader, to a world follower.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Getting real scary out there, while Nero fiddles during the burning of our Rome.

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Cavuto just reported that Scooter’s about to speak in Brizil.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM


only 36% of American adults approve of his economic performance.

That’s because only 36% have gotten their OBAMA CASH!

Tony737 on March 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Thanks for that! Love it!

ladyingray on March 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Darn. I’ll have to miss it. Gotta’ be at my charitable gig in ten minutes.
Later, all.

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

God bless you, buddy.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Cavuto just reported that Scooter’s about to speak in Brazil. – Jester

Speaking of Brazilians … By 2012, Obama will have spent a brazillion dollars of our tax money!

Tony737 on March 19, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Tony737 on March 19, 2011 at 10:54 AM

No kiddin’. By making a little speech in Brazil, he’s taking MuDear, Moochelle, and the kids on a Brazilian vay-cay with our money.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

slickwillie2001 on March 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

I would say that the real reason mom & pops cannot compete with the large gas station giants is bcs of capital & envio regs.
It costs so much money to comply with EPA/federal regs regarding gas tanks & pumps etc. that small folks cannot come up with the $$ to do so, so they go out of business.
And gas stations do not make hardly any $$ on gas sold.
The profit comes in selling other stuff.
The gas is only the hook to get you in there.
I am sure there may be fixing going on sometimes, but on the whole, I do not believe that is the real reason gas prices are so similar. I do understand that these kinds of laws have an effect.
But there’s no price fixing going on btw K-mart, WalMart,Target, etc. for goods.
Prices are often not off by very much for common goods from store to store.
If there’s any fixing going on, at least with other things like retail goods, it comes from places like WalMart that now have very little competition & so they can then set the price for goods paid & only a few can actually deliver.
Whether this is good or not I suppose depends upon whether you care about variety or not.
But federal regulations regarding wages, insurance requirements, OSHA, lawsuit backlash, EPA regs, taxes, etc. are the real factors in businesses pricing a product.

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Getting real scary out there, while Nero fiddles during the burning of our Rome.

OmahaConservative on March 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Read somewhere the other day a liberal point out that at least the Romans got fiddle music out of the deal. We don’t even get that.

txmomof6 on March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Whether this is good or not I suppose depends upon whether you care about variety or not.
But federal regulations regarding wages, insurance requirements, OSHA, lawsuit backlash, EPA regs, taxes, etc. are the real factors in businesses pricing a product.

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Businesses are hiring but with a twist. What we’re going to begin seeing are smaller firms hiring folks under a 1099 contractor basis. It is a win-win. By using 1099′s, small businesses can afford to hire without all the crap and red tape. The employees are then tasked with reporting their own income. No withholding, no reporting, everyone is self employed.

Eat it, Barack.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Implementation of Cloward Piven, he gets an A+………

adamsmith on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

No withholding, no reporting, everyone is self employed.
Eat it, Barack.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Except that self employment taxes are higher for the individual, so he will enjoy that more. He will probably address the compliance issues with more IRS agents, so it is a win-win for big government.

txmomof6 on March 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

From OmahaConservative’s link:

Ethanol production uses one out of every four bushels of U.S. corn.

This is obscene.

hillbillyjim on March 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Except that self employment taxes are higher for the individual, so he will enjoy that more. He will probably address the compliance issues with more IRS agents, so it is a win-win for big government.

txmomof6 on March 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Good point, but don’t forget the deductions an individual can take for the costs of running his/her own small business.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Implementation of Cloward Piven, he gets an A+………

adamsmith on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Nah, he’s going to fail on that one. When there are no more federal taxes being paid to support the lazy welfare pimps and queens, the Cloward Piven dream dies. Along with the present-dency of whatshisface.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Teh Wons Arrive In Brazil

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

No withholding, no reporting, everyone is self employed.
Eat it, Barack.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Except that self employment taxes are higher for the individual, so he will enjoy that more. He will probably address the compliance issues with more IRS agents, so it is a win-win for big government.

txmomof6 on March 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

It’s very hard to be small.
Like in farming & ranching, everyone is so huge, they can outcompete you for land by paying insane amounts for it, $$ for land that would never pay for itself normally through farming.
but bcs they get govt subsidies bcs they are bigger, they can drive the small guy out of business.
It still pays, via the govt, to be bigger.
The govt has been responsible for putting many mom & pops outta business via corporate welfare practices.
That’s why they lobby so much. It pays off.
The govt is getting rid of their competition.
Big retailers are not that great. The service usually sucks you are treated like a worthless number.
I for one am tired of traveling & seeing nothing but McDonal’s, Applebee’s, WalMart, Target etc.
Why go anywhere at all when it’s nothing but the same $hit, different city?

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

chuck todd trying to justify the rio trip….

pathetic…

hillary is in paris with all other heads of state and he’s waving to the crowds in rio….optics indeed…

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM

and he won’t even go to columbia? sad

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

and he is on

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM

son of a Kenyan goatherdER, otherwise implying that Obama’s a goat.

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM

More likely they were trying to suggest Obama had overcome a deprived background. Sounds impressive to say that someone went from being “the son of a Kenyan goatherd” to becoming President of the United States.

Problem is that Barry’s father wasn’t a Kenyan goatherd (that was his grandfather). Barry’s father was a Harvard Ph.D. student, who later became a government minister in Kenya.

AZCoyote on March 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM

When the going gets tough…Scooter goes to Rio.

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Why go anywhere at all when it’s nothing but the same $hit, different city?

Badger40 on March 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM

American Patriots are beginning to turn inward to their communities, be they black, white, hispanic, whatever. Americans are Americans and we will support eachother while eschewing (I love that word LOL) big gubmint.

We know what it means to work hard for a living and we know what it takes to do so. If We as a People decide to shun big gubmint, then the only one who suffers will be… big gubmint.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Problem is that Barry’s father wasn’t a Kenyan goatherd (that was his grandfather). Barry’s father was a Harvard Ph.D. student, who later became a government minister in Kenya.

AZCoyote on March 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM

As far as we know.

IMHO this man called by many names is unknown. How do we know who he is? What documentation has been brought forth to prove who he is? If his case were litigated he’d be thrown out of office on a simple MSJ which any judge would be compelled to support based solely and completely on a lack of evidence to prove this human is who he says he is.

There is no proof. None. Zero. Nada.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM

tru dat

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM

funny how all the dems are praising dear leader about these actions….if a gop president even thought of doing it, the 24/7 outrage coming from the dems/lsm…

no more blood for oil
-lib

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 12:08 PM

really he had to go there re: the olympics?

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Andy McCarthy asks and advises, “Going to Libya? Go to Congress first.”

McCarthy makes a compelling case.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/262547/unwise-and-illegitimate-andrew-c-mccarthy

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Barry is wearing the lipstick today.

/troubling.

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Libya’s imploding and numbnuts is in Brazil making jokes about losing the Olympics…and talking about a “Green Economy”. Oh, Dear God. How tone-deaf can one moron be????????

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM

30 second remark on libya….wow

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Libya’s imploding and numbnuts is in Brazil making jokes about losing the Olympics…and talking about a “Green Economy”. Oh, Dear God. How tone-deaf can one moron be????????

kingsjester on March 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM

There’s an App for that. TOTUS came pre-loaded with two years worth of squawking/squeaking points and the subscription has expired.

Budget cuts are brutal when you have no original thoughts.

/golf clap

Key West Reader on March 19, 2011 at 12:15 PM

hill gonna speak soon….

US in supportive role now….I feel like the mighty US has become a kitten with dear leader at the helm…

cmsinaz on March 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Oh yeah, Obama’s like totally awesome on the environment. Obama really moved heaven and earth to mitigate the environmental effects of the oil spill that resulted after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. It’s not like his administration actually stopped the locals from attempting a cleanup or anything.

/sarc

Aitch748 on March 19, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Just like everythng else Obama is a liar about the enviroment. If Obama cared he would let the U.S. mine its own coal and drill its own oil. It is a fact that the U.S.
produces energy safer and cleaner than any other county. JUST LIKE THE U.E. He says he is helping to reduce the carbon foot print of mankind. What a damn lie.

TomLawler on March 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Implementation of Cloward Piven, he gets an A+………

adamsmith on March 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

thread winner right thar.

PappyD61 on March 19, 2011 at 12:58 PM

And it’s rather odd that the lede Gallup chose to pursue in reporting these results was that Obama had majority approval in environmental issues, and not that he’s lost 24 points in two years on the issue, and not that only 36% of American adults approve of his economic performance.

If they spin this much now, imagaine what it will be like, circa Oct. 2012.

May they live through the shock of their lives, and may all the guilty press, incl. the cheating pollsters, explode from their own delusions.

They foisted this charlatan upon the country and the world once. If the voters allow the fooling for a second time they will deserve total destruction for self and progeny.

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

He’s improving the environment by taking his BS to Rio for the weekend.

PatMac on March 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM

…heh, heh, one of the filthiest places on Earth…

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2011 at 1:06 PM

I guress the reason he scores so high on environmental issues is that people figure the tsunami would have been even worse if he hadn’t been making the ocean’s receed.

CJ on March 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Well, unless you consider that teh Gulf was ruined on his watch.

hawkdriver on March 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

There’s a replay of Cashill’s book review on CSPAN2 BookTV today, -Deconstructing Obama, at 1:45pm.

slickwillie2001 on March 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Well, unless you consider that teh Gulf was ruined on his watch.

hawkdriver on March 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Most of the left can’t find the Gulf on a map.

win-win

Roy Rogers on March 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Obama had better hope that the environment becomes the most important issue of the 2012 election.

Wag the dog environmental “crisis” coming soon? Watch for it.

Rational Thought on March 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

If he does he’ll screw it up. Remember how well he handled the Gulf spill?

Voyager on March 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Barry’s not doing anything I like… So… No.
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Oh wait… Gitmo is still open. That’s one.
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RalphyBoy on March 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM

doing well with the environment………

then why did Knut die?

RealMc on March 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM

36% say Obama is doing a good job at making the country prosperous.

Call me crazy, but I don’t think that’s a reflection of a libertarian epiphany that it’s not the President’s job to inflate the economy. That number could be a little deflated if the question was asked in sequence with the other two, but only by a few points.

So under 40% thinks Obama is making the country prosperous. That’s not someone who’s getting reelected. The GOP would have to nominate someone the public absolutely despises, and frankly I think even the the Big Polarizers – Gingrich, Palin, Huckabee – would be coin flip propositions.

HitNRun on March 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Just like everything else Obama is a liar about the environment. If Obama cared he would let the U.S. mine its own coal and drill its own oil. It is a fact that the U.S.
produces energy safer and cleaner than any other county. JUST LIKE THE U.E. He says he is helping to reduce the carbon foot print of mankind. What a damn lie.

TomLawler on March 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Not in His mental universe. Like most deep-ecos, to The One the function goes

No energy production = end of technology = end of Western Civilization = Return To Eden.

Or at least to a Neolithic or at best Bronze Age agrarian socialist state. That might be able to support 10% of the present world population at most, thereby reducing humanity to a manageable level for the ruling “intellectuals”. (Think medieval barons in castles lording it over serfs with the help of some burly men-at-arms with clubs.)

The fact that primitive societies like that do far more damage, and more permanent damage, to “Holy Mother Gaia” than more advanced ones do is a fact of history and cultural anthropology that simply does not register with Him. Anymore than it does with the likes of James Hansen, or AlGore From The Planet Eco, for that matter. Simply put, any scientific fact that conflicts with their dogmas is discarded, with them shouting at the top of their lungs that it’s a d****d lie. (As someone who grew up around UFO “believers”, I’m uncomfortably familiar with the behavior pattern.)

You cannot argue logically with someone in the depths of delusion. And in my experience, the more “reality-based” someone claims they are, the more delusional they tend to be. In the same way that someone who is mentally unbalanced cannot conceive of themselves being anything other than perfectly sane. (Yes, this is a slap at the entire Democrat Party. If the shoe fits…)

The only reasonable cure for this is to make November 2012 a replay of November 1980.

Throw the bums out.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 19, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Obama: The Pay More at the Pump President

“reset” overcharged

maverick muse on March 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I’m glad Gallup shows their hand from time to time and spins in favor of Obama. That fights the meme that we can always trust Gallup. I think they are pretty good, but I also think they have enormous power and it is a temptation to use the power you have to make things go the way you want. So keep the grains of salt handy.

petunia on March 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM