On April 1, Gallup released the findings from an early March poll that asked Americans how they felt about environmental protection work by the federal government. 47 percent of respondents felt the government is not doing enough, 16 percent said the government is doing too much, and 35 percent responded the government was doing about the right amount of work on environmental issues. In 2006, 62 percent said the government was not doing enough and 4 percent said the government was doing too much; Gallup explained President Obama’s time in office and the recession are the likely reasons as to why this shift occurred.