Americans Give Obama High Marks on Climate Action

One of the questions in last week’s Washington Post-ABC News poll:

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling global warming?

Approve 61%

Disapprove 23%

No opinion 16%

The same poll shows just four percent of Americans have “a great deal of confidence” in Congressional Republicans’ ability to make the right decisions for the country’s future. It doesn’t help their case that when the House holds hearings on America’s interconnected economic, energy and environment crises, all House Republicans can respond with is jacuzzi jokes. Or that when he’s asked for his plan to confront our energy and climate challenges, the House Minority Leader can’t give a straight answer.

The National Wildlife Federation is working with members on both sides of the aisle to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation in 2009. We hope Congressional Republicans join our push to create millions of clean energy jobs, secure our energy supply, and preserve our climate for our children’s future.

Published: April 27, 2009