Katrina versus oil spill

A new poll finds that Louisianans, by a 54-33 margin, think that President Bush did a better job with Hurricane Katrina than President Obama with the oil spill. Today, Bush is only barely underwater (44-47) in regard to Katrina.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Bush’s bad perceptions regarding Katrina were largely the result of PR blunders (complimenting Michael Brown when FEMA was failing) and dreadful reporting. Eventually the truth got out. Obama, on the other hand, presided over an administration that actively obstructed the cleanup (for example), blocked media access (for example), and seemed to work hardest when trying to exploit the disaster politically (for example).

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