Poll: Government response to oil spill is Obama's Katrina

Americans view the government’s response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill more unfavorably than its response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a new poll found Monday.

A new ABC/Washington Post poll released this afternoon shows wide margins of disapproval for both BP and the federal government in their response to a leaking pipeline that has spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf for more than a month.

69 percent of adults said the government’s reaction has been “not so good” or “poor,” according to the poll. 62 percent rated the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina similarly in the storm’s immediate aftermath.

28 percent said they thought the government was doing an “excellent” or “good” job in response to the oil spill, compared to 38 percent who thought the government handled Katrina well.

via Poll: Gov’t response to oil spill seen as worse than Katrina – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

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