Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Another failing grade

A new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll reveals the average American's opinion about the handling of Hurricane Katrina. Among other things, it serves as a report card for the mainstream media and the moonbats by showing how effective they were in turning the tide against President Bush over the past week and a half. Their grade? A big "F".

Only 13 percent of those polled believe President Bush is "most responsible" for the problems in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a new poll discloses.

And 35 percent said Bush has done a "great" or "good" job responding to the hurricane and flooding, according to the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

  • 18 percent said federal agencies are "most responsible" for the problems, 25 percent said state and local officials are to blame, and 38 percent think no one is to blame; 6 percent have no opinion.

  • 29 percent said that "top officials in the federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies should be fired"; 63 percent think they shouldn't lose their jobs.

  • 8 percent of those surveyed believe that federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies have done a "great" job responding to the hurricane, while 42 percent said the agencies had done a "bad" or "terrible" job.

  • Similarly, 7 percent said state and local officials in Louisiana have done a "great" job, and 35 percent said their performance has been "bad" or "terrible".

  • More than 9 out of 10 adults polled said the hurricane is the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. in their lifetime.

  • 56 percent said New Orleans will not recover from the effects of the storm, and 34 percent believe it should not be rebuilt as a major city.

  • 79 percent believe gas companies are taking advantage of the tragedy and charging unfair prices.

The libs saw their chance, they threw everything they had at the President, and nothing stuck. Almost twice as many people blamed the local officials as blamed Bush for the debacle in New Orleans. The 13% who do blame the President are the same 13% who blame him for everything else. As I have said before, these people bring into any situation their own pre-existing bitterness and loathing of the current administration and distribute blame accordingly.

These numbers also demonstrate the effectiveness of the talk-shows, blogs and others in the alternative media in bringing out the pertinent facts that are often ignored elsewhere. It's a whole new arena out there, and the liberal establishment is having to come to terms with the fact that the power and influence it once had is quickly waning.

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