posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 12:04 PM
(CNN) -- A new national poll suggests most Americans do not blame President Bush for the current shortage of flu vaccine.
But they do attach some blame to the government.
A CNN / USA Today / Gallup poll released Tuesday shows just 17 percent of respondents said they blame Bush a "great deal" for the shortage. An
additional 18 percent said they blame the president a "moderate amount."
About 62 percent of those surveyed said they do not blame Bush very much, or not at all.
The poll, conducted from October 22 through 24, showed 30 percent of Americans blame the government a great deal for the shortage, and an additional
37 percent blame it a moderate amount. Only 29 percent of respondents did not blame the government. Most Americans appear to believe the drug
companies are at least a part of the problem.
About 47 percent blame the drug companies a great deal; another 31 percent blame them a moderate amount. And just 19 percent blame drug companies
"not much," or "not at all."
[edit on 27-10-2004 by elevatedone]