AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill

"AP Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled the devastating Gulf oil spill though far more blame BP for what people call a sluggish two-month response, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday. "...

Entire article: breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9GBR0QG0&show_article=1

The article is consistent with Rasmussen's findings that Obama's overall approval rating is not yet slipping due to the oil spill, though most folks disapprove of his handling of it. Or, lack thereof.

rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Most of us in the US have not been personally affected by the oil spill, and I think that is why it isn't affecting his polling numbers.

It would be interesting to do a poll just in the states which are directly affected by the spill. A before and after poll might be very enlightening.

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"WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled the devastating Gulf oil spill though far more blame BP for what people call a sluggish two-month response, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday. "...

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LOL. It never fails to amaze me how short sighted people are. What exactly do they want from the government? Maybe if the Obama administration raised taxes to pay for an underwater engineering specialist program they'd all be rejoicing in the streets; or more likely they'd complain about new taxes. Also, Rasmussen says a democrat is down in a poll, big shocker :rolleyes:

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...Also, Rasmussen says a democrat is down in a poll, big shocker :rolleyes:

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Actually, if you read what I posted as well as the info at the link I posted, you would see that Rasmussen polls indicated that Obama's approval ratings are not down.

Not liking the message and attacking the messenger is silly, but I'll supply more messengers. Here's another older article regarding poll results derived from different sources regarding Americans' unhappiness with Obama's handling of the oil spill.

"Polls Show Americans Unhappy With Obama's Handling Of Oil Spill

President Obama is doubling down on the rhetoric when it comes to the crisis in the Gulf this weekend, but it's not yet clear if that will be enough to stop the slide in public support for the way he's handled the worst oil spill in American history."...

Entire article: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/polls-show-obama-has-to-climb-out-of-a-oily-hole.php

Wow, we really are living in bizarro world now. I cannot believe what I just read.

"Poll: Louisianans think Bush did better on Katrina than Obama on oil mess"

"Fallout from the Spill

Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama's handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama's done dealing with the spill.

50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.

Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved."...

Entire entry here: publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/06/fallout-from-spill.html

Don't forget President Obama refusing to set aside the Jones Act.

miamiherald.com/2010/06/14/1680503/fla-republicans-ask-obama-to-waive.html

Fla. Republicans ask Obama to waive Jones Act

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. George LeMieux and U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller want President Barack Obama to waive a law they say is keeping foreign oil skimmers out of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Florida Republicans sent a letter to Obama on Monday and plan to discuss the issue with him Tuesday during the president's visit to Pensacola to assess the BP oil spill in the gulf.

The federal maritime administrator in emergencies can waive the Jones Act that bars foreign ships from carrying cargo and passengers between U.S. ports.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, who also was in Pensacola on Monday, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has assured him skimmers from the Netherlands and other European counties are on their way.

"Gulf residents seek more than talk from Obama

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Restaurant owner Regina Shipp was near desperation before President Barack Obama's address on the Gulf oil crisis. The tourists are gone, empty tables fill her dockside dining room, and her business has lost $57,000 after just a few weeks of crude and tar balls smearing the coast.

Afterward, she sounded more hopeful, but not much. At this point, it's going to take much more than an Oval Office talk to make life better on the oil-stained coast."...

Entire article: apnews.myway.com/article/20100616/D9GCAU0G3.html

Not to worry.

The guy who has been placed in charge of the $20 billion fund has stated that every claim would be fully evaluated.

Heck, he is still fully evaluating some of the claims from 9/11 and many legitimate claims STILL have not been paid and there is tons of money left over. [Does he get to keep the leftover money?]

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