Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Poll you Won't See the EM Pushing

Initial Response (total good) 44% (good)
George W Bush 39% (good)
Residents of New Orleans 38% (good)
State and local officials in Louisiana 36% (good)
36% (good) FEMA/federal agencies

Note the President's INITIAL response to Katrina was rated higher than ANY of the other options

Recent Response (total good) 58% (good)
George W Bush 59% (good)
Residents of New Orleans 57% (good)
State and local officials in LA 56% (good)
FEMA/federal agencies 56% (good)

Federal Government: Despite the best efforts of the Dims and EM , Gallup discovered that 60% of repondents still had confidence in the federal government's ability to handle natural disasters and 63% had confidence in the government's ability to handle terrorist attacks. The President's Job Approval: 46% approve [UP from last week's 45% and last month's 40% . . . similar to Rasmussen's 48% approval (50%/likely voters) and significantlyhigher than the BOGUS numbers recently published by AP, Newsweek and ABCNews/WashPost] which ABP has shown were flawed at their core due to substantial oversampling.

The Blame Game:
49% of Americans say the media are spending too much time trying to affix blame
48% say the same about Democrat leaders in Congress
31% say the same about Republican leaders in Congress

Public: Response to Katrina Better Now Than Just After Hurricane Hit Most Americans were not impressed with the initial response to Hurricane Katrina, but according to the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey, majorities of Americans now say that the people and officials involved in the rescue effort are doing a good job. Most Americans believe that government agencies in New Orleans should have been better prepared, and they support the proposal for an independent investigation into the problems with the government's response. But they reject the notion that race or poverty were reasons why the government was slow to respond.

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