By more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support the pursuit of criminal charges in the nation’s worst oil spill , with increasing numbers calling it a major environmental disaster. Eight in 10 criticize the way BP’s handled it – and more people give the federal government’s response a negative rating than did the response to Hurricane Katrina.
I think it’s too early to tell the truth about the federal response to the BP spill. There’s plenty of blame to go around, I’m sure, but I wouldn’t want to start assigning it before the spill is even contained, let alone cleaned up.
Still, I’m shocked to see how badly the Obama administration is faring in this poll.