Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sound of Chickens Coming Home to Roost

The American public is highly critical of President Bush's handling of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Two-in-three Americans (67%) believe he could have done more to speed up relief efforts, while just 28% think he did all he could to get them going quickly. At the same time, Bush's overall job approval rating has slipped to 40% and his disapproval rating has climbed to 52%, among the highest for his presidency. Uncharacteristically, the president's ratings have slipped the most among his core constituents ­ Republicans and conservatives.

Read an analysis at Pew Research and opinion at MyDD.

The administration spin, and their attempt to blame things on Louisiana is not deflecting criticism from Bush himself. He will carry responsibility for FEMA's ineptitude into history when he leaves office.

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