No surprises here: A new Gallup poll reports that Americans are still broadly skeptical of the Green agenda, currently putting economic growth ahead of the environment by 49 percent to 41 percent. And moderates are increasingly joining conservatives in the opinion that economic growth should be a priority even if it incurs some environmental damage.Gallup polls show that trends have been going against the greens for years now, which makes the recent claims of a “tipping point” toward a green consensus seem especially dubious. Green enthusiasm peaked in the early 1990s, when a full 71 percent believed that America should prioritize the environment over economic growth. That number has fallen consistently ever since.Democrats may endorse green policies to appeal to their liberal base, but if they do so, they’ll likely be swimming against the tide for years to come. The public only puts the environment ahead of the economy when the economy is strong; perhaps the greens’ best hope is that a wave of well paying brown jobs (extracting coal, oil and gas, and manufacturing stuff with the cheap energy new discoveries can provide) make the economy so strong that voters think a new environmental wave is something we can afford.