23 May 2004 Just Do The Right Thing
Some interesting poll data from the Sunday Washington Post. An excerpt:
More than a third of Americans say they don’t trust President Bush ‘at all’ as a source of information about the environment, according to a new survey of attitudes about the environment by the Global Strategy Group for the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Kerry fares somewhat better, with 24 percent saying they don’t trust him on the issue.
But before Kerry’s campaign tries to make hay out of that finding, consider the flip side: Although 26 percent of Americans say they trust the president ‘a lot’ for environmental information, only 12 percent say they feel that way about Kerry.
The lesson for politicians? Don’t bother approaching environmental issues from a political perspective. It won’t help you anyway. Just do your issue homework, and then do the right thing.