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CBS Poll: 54% Approve, 12% Disapprove of Bush's Handling of Hurricane Katrina
CBS News ^ | September 1, 2005

Posted on 09/02/2005 1:46:49 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Hurricane Katrina may give President Bush the opportunity to increase his low approval ratings. In fact, his overall rating did rise on the last day of the poll, after he returned to the White House from his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and addressed the nation on the crisis in the Gulf Coast.

But in the early days of this crisis, many Americans are withholding judgment about his handling of it. Fifty-four percent approve of the way the President is handling Hurricane Katrina, and only 12 percent disapprove -- but one-third can't say yet. This question was added to the poll on Tuesday, the day after Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf coast.

Bush’s current rating for his handling of Hurricane Katrina is actually lower than what his father, former president George H.W. Bush received for his handling of Hurricane Andrew. In September 1992, nearly two-thirds approved of then-President Bush’s handling of Hurricane Andrew, while three in 10 disapproved -- but that poll was conducted nearly three weeks after Hurricane Andrew hit Florida.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bush; cbs; jobapproval; katrina; kewl; poll
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To: Maceman; Hillarys Gate Cult

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475127/posts

MSM: Take Note - Clinton's Contribution to the Katrina Disaster ( Must Read )

posted on 09/02/2005 2:17:05 AM CDT by backhoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475391/posts?page=39#39


Many more Katrina links posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475443/posts


41 posted on 09/02/2005 4:11:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Cindy Sheehan has ZERO for an IQ and does not speak for most of the USA..)
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To: OldFriend; cambridge
It's the local officials and their constituents who have utterly failed their fellow citizens.

I second that. The local authorities failed miserably. That the Louisiana National Guard was not placed on standby ahead of the hurricane by the governor (it's HER responsibility - not the Feds). It's rather astounding that a city that sits below sea level was caught so unprepared. It strongly suggests that the local authorities did not take the situation seriously - Before, during, or after.

That being said, I'm not at all impressed by the Dept of Homeland Security. 'Effective' is not a word I'd use to describe it.

42 posted on 09/02/2005 4:14:46 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: West Coast Conservative

Give it time. It'll settle to around the low 40s in due time and then there will be cries for his impeachment. Some will even say that they don't care if he's of their party or that they voted for him: Bush isn't doing his job. Bush allowed the the water to cross the borders. The borders weren't secured. Impeach Bush!


43 posted on 09/02/2005 4:16:32 AM PDT by Jedi Jake (www.bingewars.com)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Once again, the feds aren't running things. The Louisiana politicians are, and rather badly from the way things look. If it was ran by Homeland Security, things wouldn't be as bad. The buck would stop there.
44 posted on 09/02/2005 4:18:34 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SolutionsOnly
What is it you wanted the Dept. of Homeland Security to accomplish?

Been watching too much CNN have you?

45 posted on 09/02/2005 4:21:34 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: Rokke

I've been watching CNN the last few days a little, becuasie FOX has been gawd-awful. Seems like every minute of so, they reference a poll..abotu this or that...they need to know that a "poll" isn't hard news...the only poll that counts occurs onthe first Tuesday in November..


46 posted on 09/02/2005 4:24:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: djf

Whyinell anyone pays attention to polls is beyond me. They are easily skewed, manipulated, manufatured. More often than not they are innacurate. Any group can conduct a poll and get the outcome they want - good or bad for any politician.


47 posted on 09/02/2005 4:24:28 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: R. Scott

Politicians: "None have a magic wand to wave and create a transportation infrastructure"

No, but they do have the ability to make a bad situation even worse! I just heard a disgusting interview with the NO mayor where he cursed everyone from the President to the governor for this calamity. I've never heard such defeated and demoralizing words from a leader. He has the local "bully pulpit" and should have used it to lead....for example:

Use every bit of his authority to assure people that he knows this is a bad situation but he also knows that the people of NO will help each other, especially those who can't help themselves. Tell them to protect the frail and the helpless and assure them that help is coming. Tell them to share what resources they have and to assist with all in their power to maintain sanitary and safe conditions. Tell them that we have to take care of ourselves until the help arrives. Tell them that they are the hereos who can hold down the fort.



48 posted on 09/02/2005 4:32:11 AM PDT by chgomac
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To: ken5050
Fox God-awful? I just switched over to CNN and saw the most abysmal interview between Soledad and the National FEMA director (Mike Brown?). She really thought she could hammer him about what FEMA hasn't been doing for NO.

IT WAS DISGUSTING. And I'm quite sure she will NOT say the same things to Gov. Blanco or the Mayor of NO.

49 posted on 09/02/2005 4:32:39 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: PianoMan

Focus on the goal. Pass it on! Energize your neighbors into physically helping with this relief effort TODAY!

"Psych UP" and move the effort forward. Americans can and will ENERGIZE each other.


50 posted on 09/02/2005 4:35:33 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Dont worry Bush's ratings will go down
all i hear on the telly is - The Feds suck, Bush did not respond on time yadadadadada.


51 posted on 09/02/2005 4:37:25 AM PDT by DM1
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To: Maceman

You got me for right now. I read this somewhere a few years ago. I tried to do a search on Google but so far could not find anything. I will continue looking and ping you when I find an answer.


52 posted on 09/02/2005 4:37:32 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: OldFriend
What is it you wanted the Dept. of Homeland Security to accomplish?

State and local government breakdown/breakdown manifested itself rather early on - Effective leadership would have recognized it and intervened earlier. The anarchy that emerged from the leadership vacuum is unacceptable. Dept. of Homeland Security is supposed to be in the business of 'Worst Case Scenario' and I'm sorry to say that I don't believe they are ready for prime time yet.

53 posted on 09/02/2005 4:42:13 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: SolutionsOnly
So you want the federal government to come in and take over your state without the written express request of your governor?

For now, that is against the law.

54 posted on 09/02/2005 4:44:55 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: SunnySide

Focus on the goal. Pass it on! Energize your neighbors into physically helping with this relief effort TODAY!

"Psych UP" and move the effort forward. Americans can and will ENERGIZE each other.


55 posted on 09/02/2005 4:58:22 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: West Coast Conservative

CBS just taking a heat check. They must now redouble their efforts to discredit Bush.


56 posted on 09/02/2005 4:59:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: West Coast Conservative

The MSM obviously isn't doing its job very well.


57 posted on 09/02/2005 5:03:35 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: West Coast Conservative

What is the figures on the LA governor?


58 posted on 09/02/2005 5:04:45 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's code and found a terrorist message.)
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To: OldFriend
Leaders lead and Bureaucrats follow policy. If my governor were inept, I would expect it.

'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead' was probably a policy violation, too. There's no excuse for the anarchy in New Orleans.
59 posted on 09/02/2005 5:09:38 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: chgomac
No, but they do have the ability to make a bad situation even worse! I just heard a disgusting interview with the NO mayor where he cursed everyone from the President to the governor for this calamity. I've never heard such defeated and demoralizing words from a leader. He has the local "bully pulpit" and should have used it to lead...

No, he has to look forward to the next election. It’s far better in his mind to pass the buck upward and duck his own responsibility in this.
60 posted on 09/02/2005 6:05:38 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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