Poll: Obama’s energy, environment efforts fall short of expectations

“The declines are understandable, given the high expectations for Obama when he took office and the erosion in his overall job approval rating over the past year,” states Gallup’s summary of the poll. Gallup polled 1,014 adults between March 4-7, and the survey has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percent.

There is a sharp partisan divide on both issues. Seventy percent of Democrats say Obama is doing a good job protecting the environment, compared to 37 percent of Republicans. Meanwhile, 67 percent of Democrats say Obama is doing a good job improving energy policy, compared to 24 percent of Republicans polled.