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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:37 PM
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LAT: Poll: Majority Disapproves of Bush's Environmental Policies (56%)
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:39 PM by RamboLiberal
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-en...

More Americans than ever disapprove of President Bush's handling of the environment, according to a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll, which also found that spiraling fuel costs are altering household spending habits.

A majority, 56 percent, of those questioned in a national poll said the Bush administration is doing too little to protect the environment. The negative rating was up sharply from a Times survey taken in 2001 in which 41 percent said he wasn't doing enough.

Lisa Brutvan, a 42-year-old real estate consultant from Atlanta who is not registered with any political party, said she twice voted for Bush because of his stance on terrorism.

"I knew in making that decision that I was making a choice against the environment. I figured that for eight years we could survive it," she said in an interview. "But I think it's reaching a little bit more of a critical mass.

"At some point you've just got to look at things realistically and realize we're not leaving much of a legacy for our grandchildren if we don't address these issues," she said, in particular faulting his position on global warming.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:48 PM
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1. Yes, it's time we look at environmental legacy
Not the profits of W's big oil men. How anyone could vote against the environment is beyond me.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:52 PM
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2. Only 56% in LA???!!!
Sorry to be a gloomy Gus but I thought it would be more like 86% by now :(
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:55 PM
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3. Hell, I thought it would have been at least 96%!!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 10:55 PM by hatrack
But then, I guess Americans only pay attention to environmental stories if Paris Hilton is in a bikini and covered with gleaming, clingy, glistening, slick crude oil from a grounded tanker.

:eyes:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:58 PM
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4. Thank you :)
My thoughts exactly..

:hi: btw..I have noticed that you are an enviro-head like myself... :)

I know most liberals and progressives support more sound environmental policies but even today its the primary issue only for a few. Which is fine...I mean every one has their priorities.

But always good to meet a fellow enviro :toast:!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:09 PM
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5. It was a NATIONAL poll, not an LA poll.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:17 PM
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6. Howdy!
Check out the Environment/Energy forum if you have time - I've posted, well, at least a couple of articles there.

In the mean time have a :beer: on me!
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Reckon Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:05 AM
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7. Can 44 percent be that misinformed?.... n/t
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:54 AM
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13. 44% must get their news from tv only, they rarely mention environment nt
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:22 AM
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8. 'if it weren't for the burning of fossil fuels
the Earth would be cooler right now' ... as reported just now on ABC's GMA report on Global Warming.

never thought i'd hear that from the MSMCON.
dp
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:14 AM
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9. 56%? Why, that's a MANDATE!
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:51 AM
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10. In a related poll...
44% of Americans say global warming is a positive thing.

:argh:

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bronxiteforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:58 AM
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11. 44% demand more hurricanes, destruction of forests, oils spills
and killer heat waves-and guess what? The 44% will get them. Big Time.
The only thing that is reassuring is that global warming will hurt rethugs as much as us. Mother Nature is bipartisan.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:27 AM
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12. k & r
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