View Poll Results: Who carries the most blame for the current situation in New Orleans?
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The Mayor of New Orleans
The Govenor of LA
The President GW Bush
The Federal Government Fema/ Homeland Security Dept
The people of New Orleans
State and Local officials
All of the above have equal blame
09-07-2005, 07:19 PM #1
CNNUSATODAYGALLUP POLL: ONLY 13% BLAME BUSH? Who do you blame?
CNNUSATODAYGALLUP POLL: ONLY 13% BLAME BUSH?
Wed Sep 07 2005 10:42:26 ET
A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 609 adults taken September 5-6 shows:
Blame Game -- 13% said George W. Bush is "most responsible for the problems in New Orleans after the hurricane"; 18% said "federal agencies"; 25% said "state and local officials"; 38% said "no one is to blame"; 6% had no opinion. -- 29% said that "top officials in the federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies should be fired"; 63% said they should not; 8% had no opinion.
Government Performance -- 10% said George W. Bush has done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 25% said "good"; 21% said "neither good nor bad"; 18% said "bad"; 24% said "terrible"; 2% had no opinion. -- 8% said federal government agencies responsible for handling emergencies have done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 27% said "good"; 20% said "neither good nor bad"; 20% said "bad"; 22% said "terrible"; 3% had no opinion. -- 7% said state and local officials in Louisiana have done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 30% said "good"; 23% said "neither good nor bad"; 20% said "bad"; 15% said "terrible"; 5% had no opinion.
09-07-2005, 07:25 PM #2
Poll: Most Americans believe New Orleans will never recover
Still, 63 percent of respondents say city should rebuild
Wednesday, September 7, 2005; Posted: 2:05 a.m. EDT (06:05 GMT)
The Louisiana governor's office says the Superdome, which housed evacuees, may be torn down.
New Orleans (Louisiana)
(CNN) -- A majority of Americans believe the city of New Orleans will never completely recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flooding, according to results of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Tuesday.
Fifty-six percent of 609 adults polled by telephone September 5-6 said they believe the hurricane devastated the city beyond repair. And 93 percent of poll respondents said they believe Katrina is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States in their lifetime.
But a majority of respondents -- 63 percent -- said they believe the city should rebuild. And 66 percent said they believe all New Orleans residents should evacuate the city.
Opinions varied widely, however, on the response of federal, state and local officials regarding Katrina. Forty-two percent of respondents characterized President Bush's response to the disaster as "bad" or "terrible," while 35 percent said it was "good" or "great."
Federal government agencies' response was described as "bad" or "terrible" by 42 percent, and "good" or "great" by 35 percent. State and local officials' response was described as "bad" or "terrible" by 35 percent and "good" or "great" by 37 percent.
Respondents also disagreed widely on who is to blame for the problems in the city following the hurricane -- 13 percent said Bush, 18 percent said federal agencies, 25 percent blamed state or local officials and 38 percent said no one is to blame. And 63 percent said they do not believe anyone at federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies should be fired as a result.
In recent days, 62 percent said they believe progress made in dealing with the situation is satisfactory.
However, a resounding 79 percent said they believe gas companies are taking advantage of the situation and charging unfair prices to consumers as a result of the hurricane.
For poll results based on the total sample, one can say with 95 percent confidence that the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. For results based on the 268 respondents who say the city of New Orleans will completely recover from the effects of Katrina, the maximum margin of sampling error is plus or minus 6 percentage points.
Last edited by Jdawg50; 09-07-2005 at 07:27 PM.
09-07-2005, 07:31 PM #3
09-07-2005, 07:56 PM #4
No one has anything to say?
09-07-2005, 08:00 PM #5
What do the people making these "blame comments" think should happen? First the areas hit are extremely poor areas. those people have no where to go. how could they evacuate? they have no means of getting there if they did have a place to go. 93% who voted said it was worst disaster in their lifetime, yet they expect it to be all good now? or mostly good even?? come on. 63% said the whole city should be rebuilt. overnight i guess is what they want. Now lets say the people were cooperating, best case scenario, would take months to be on a good way towards back to normal. but here we have people shooting down helocopters, firing at cops, massive looting and a chance for lawlessness and taking out aggressions. You think A) anyones gonna WANT to go in and start rebuilding as fast as possible with that going on and B) are they able? I think the people to blame are those carrying out the lawlessness in the city.
09-07-2005, 08:28 PM #6
I think God hates poor black folk........how about that!!!......now prove me wrong honkey
Last edited by Badgerman; 09-07-2005 at 11:05 PM.
09-07-2005, 08:29 PM #7Originally Posted by Badgerman
Did you seriously just drop an n bomb???? Wow!
09-07-2005, 08:32 PM #8Originally Posted by Jdawg50
Almost as amazing AS........the military with all the bombs and planes and subs and all kinds of really cool stuff that goes fast and kills and maims and tracks and blows limbs off children and I just get all goosebumpy thinkin about it......whew
09-07-2005, 08:38 PM #9Originally Posted by Badgerman
Wow! ur sarcasim is amazing...... Not sure that an N Bomb is approapriate though
09-07-2005, 10:23 PM #10Originally Posted by Badgerman
09-07-2005, 10:32 PM #11
Not even going to comment on badgerman's ignorant post.
As for blaming, how about blaming mother nature. I mean, none of this would have happened if a huge hurricane didn't hit that area. I have no clue why we always have to place blame on everything, just really doesn't do any good.
09-07-2005, 10:39 PM #12
I forgot the looters
Unless you would classify this as food and water?
09-07-2005, 10:50 PM #13
you all should just ignore badgerman's comments when he says stuff like this. Hes used the N word before and seems he likes to use it cuz he knows it steals the thread and it offends some. WHat does it take to get banned here?? or at least a week probation?
sprinter, i think the question has to deal with the aftermath. clean up. getting people food/water/shelter. etc.
09-07-2005, 11:06 PM #14
Blame the French.......that's who put the town in such a retarded location......
09-08-2005, 12:43 AM #15Originally Posted by max2extreme
09-08-2005, 01:04 AM #16
well in the case of 9/11, if you dont find the ones to blame, and take measures against such, what would stop another 9/11 from happening?? If we dont care who is to blame and do something about it, it would just open the door to more attacks.
In the case of the hurricane, if the ball doesnt get started rolling as quick as possible, lives are still at stake. people with no homes. no food. no clean water. no electricity. If that just goes on and whoever is in charge just kinda blows it off and doesnt really care about what happens to those in need, then i dont want them in charge or in office. So in that case, i think there would be a need for blame. i dont think that is the case here though. i think it will take a long time to get things back to normal. but i think things are going as fast as possible with everything else that we have to deal with around the world.
09-08-2005, 10:36 AM #17
I don't think placing blame and looking to see what went wrong are the same though. Just because you place blame on someone or a group or whatever, doesn't mean you have ensured that the event will never happen again. I agree that you need to look back and figure out what things could have been done better so you can avoid the situation in the future, but that doesn't mean trying to place blame.
09-08-2005, 10:55 AM #18Originally Posted by SprinterOne
09-08-2005, 11:05 AM #19Originally Posted by max2extreme
09-08-2005, 12:13 PM #20
Homeland security is a pipe dream........better just live life and not get all shook about the unknown risk........after all you have a much greater chance of being killed by lightning or falling off a ladder than a terrorist attack.......keep this crap in perspective and not let our egos get US involved in silly wars like Iraq
09-08-2005, 10:46 PM #21
65933973Originally Posted by 1819
now its true you cant blame people for natural disasters. but the natural disaster is over. and now its time for those people working to fix what happened; to get their butts in gear. and if they arent up to it or able, then perhaps they are in the wrong career field. Dont take this that im a "blamer". hehe. im not. i dont pass blame very easy and everyone makes mistakes. but i do believe you need to find out how something happened, why something is not happening (in a timely manner or even at all), etc etc and if someone isnt meeting expectations, let em know. if they are doing the best that can be done, then so be it, it may be a slow cleanup and such, like it is now in orleans. i dont think there is anyone to blame right now for the aftermath of orleans and cleanup and such. i think they are doing best they can in such a terrrible event. but as time goes on, we need to watch the progress and make sure its going as best as possibly can.
09-08-2005, 10:53 PM #22Originally Posted by Badgerman
09-09-2005, 09:22 AM #23
Notice I used examples of activities done by the majority of Americans.......so my comparison is valid
09-09-2005, 12:35 PM #24
dont think my post had anything negative towards you badger...wasnt what i meant if that was what you perhaps thought. I hate all comparisons like the kind you stated. yea, most americans have ladders. and yea, most americans use ladders. but next to each ladder in your garage or wherever, you put a terrorist, you still think the odds of falling off a ladder is the same as a terroist activity to happen?? i think the odds shift greatly to that of a terrorist activity happening..you agree? thats my point. yea you are correct about the odds, but that is because the odds are stacked. ive never heard someone quote a comparison like that where the playing field was even.
09-09-2005, 01:42 PM #25
Terrorism is just overplayed in comparison to other risks. They just use peoples fear to believe a big lie to hand over more freedoms
09-12-2005, 12:31 AM #26Originally Posted by Badgerman
10-13-2005, 02:28 PM #27
Blame the dirt bags that did not evacuate for the sole purpose of looting...blame the ghetto-living trash that took pop-shots at the helos and soldiers that tried to help the people that really needed it...blame the **** governer and the jive talking mayor of N.O., blame the police for walking off the job...blame the thought the world owed them a favor...
10-13-2005, 02:37 PM #28Originally Posted by Animal Cracker
10-13-2005, 07:51 PM #29
Yeh who in there right mind would put a city below sea level or build a city in the desert or how about building near a volcano???? or what about bulding near a fault line? Global warming is causing waters all over the world to rise between 1 and 12 inches a year... who would build near any open water fronts?
Get a grip... we are Americans and Americans can do and engineer almost anything. The problem is when you take the money away from the engineering so that you can pay for wars. It's ok for the American people to pay to rebuild Iraq but the people of New Orleans have to go to the Red Cross? What is the world coming too?
10-13-2005, 07:55 PM #30
The person who created this poll must work for George Bush. Take notice how there are numerous responses to the question??? How about a new poll?
Do you think that George Bush should be held accountable for the pproblems in New Orleans because he cut funding to the levees that protected the city from such disasters?
9 Have no clue....
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