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Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama's handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama's done dealing with the spill.
50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.
Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Anyone who knows how emergencies were handled before Katrina knows that the ball was dropped by Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco.
In those days, it was a bottom up system where the local authorities requested federal assistance.
Since then, that system has been turned upside down, so the feds don't have to wait until the locals wake up and then take the blame for it.
I don't know what the deal is with oil spills, but it appears to this observer that Moe, Larry and Curly could do better.
Originally posted by marg6043
Well, how short time memories people have, under the watchful eye of the bush administration more people die for lack of proper preparations during and after the storm than from the oil spill.
But in this later disaster case the victims of death are wild life. . .