Global warming ranks last among 20 issues that Americans say should be their elected leaders’ top concern. The economy, ranked No. 1, was cited by 85% of those polled, while global warming was cited by only 30%. Among the other issues that ranked higher than climate change were terrorism, energy, and immigration.
Pew Research Center
46% of Americans have a favorable opinion of First Lady Michelle Obama while just 7% feel negatively toward her. Laura Bush entered the White House with a 30% approval rating while Hillary Clinton’s stood at 38%.
CBS/The New York Times
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