PRINCETON, N.J., March 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's job rating on energy, the economy and the environment has fallen sharply in the last year, a poll released Wednesday suggested.
Fifty-two percent of those polled by Gallup said Obama was doing a good job at protecting the environment, while 70 percent expected Obama to do a good job in a poll taken last March.
Forty-three percent said Obama was doing a good job at improving the nation's energy policy, compared to 72 percent who expected him to do a good job in last year's survey.
Thirty-eight percent rated Obama good at improving the economy, compared to 61 percent a year ago.
"The declines are understandable, given the high expectations for Obama when he took office and the erosion in his overall job approval rating over the past year," Gallup officials said in a release.
Gallup polled 1,014 U.S. adults between March 4-7. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percent.