Sixty-nine percent of voters think Vice Pres. Al Gore would do a good job of handling the environment as president, according to a new USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll. Fifty-seven percent reject the notion that Gore’s views on the environment are too extreme. Unfortunately for Gore, though, 64 percent say he “doesn’t inspire” them (read: he’s boring). On the GOP side of things, Dan Quayle yesterday criticized the Republican frontrunner in the presidential race, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, for his recent announcement that he believes global warming exists. “I’m not so sure it will be a popular position in the Republican Party to be on the side of Al Gore on environmental issues,” Quayle said of his former boss’s son.

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