The majority of Americans rated President Obama better on caring for the environment than they did on his energy policies, Gallup said Monday.
Fifty-six percent of Americans said Obama is doing a good job of protecting the environment while 42 percent said the same about his national energy policy, results indicated.
Forty-three percent said they thought Obama was successful in making America prosperous.
The new ratings are based on Gallup's 2012 environment poll.
All three of the ratings were lower than what Gallup found in March 2009, when Americans were asked to predict whether Obama would do a good or a poor job in each area, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
Obama's ratings on the environment, energy policy and fostering prosperity indicated Democrats believe he is doing a good job and Republicans say he is doing a poor job. A slight majority of independents said Obama was doing a good job on the environment but independents were critical of his performance on energy and national prosperity.
Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,024 adults conducted March 8-11. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.
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