Friday, July 22, 2005

Voters love message, not messenger

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is aggressively pursuing pro-environment policies, from a Hydrogen Highway to a million-home solar initiative. The voters agree with him on the environment, but apparently, do not know it.

Another PPIC poll asks some questions about a specific issue -- in this case, the environment -- and finds that Californians are pretty much in sync with the policies Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is advocating. Then the survey asks, what do you think of Schwarzenegger's peformance on environmental policies? And he bombs. This time, 32 percent approval rating, the same as George W. Bush. Overall, Schwarzenegger's rating drops to 34 percent from 40 percent in the last PPIC poll. Bush is at 38 percent.