Sunday, September 18, 2005

FEMA misinformation campaign working well

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 13-14, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"Who do you hold more responsible for the problems responding to Hurricane Katrina: the state and local governments in the affected areas or the federal government?"

State/Local 42% Federal 29% Both 19% Neither 6% Unsure 5%

The Rovian onslaught appears to have netted real results. This Fox polls shows that your average Joe is now confused as to what the "F" in FEMA stands for. It seems they think it stands for "State and local," as has been suggested for nearly three weeks by the administration. For those of you who have bought into this argument, just take a look at the FEMA regulations. As soon as a "Federal Emergency" is declared (in this case two days prior to the storm hitting) there is an automatic handoff of all authority to FEMA. So, the buck really does stop there.

I am not saying that State and Local authorities are without blame, but only a fool would think that they are mostly responsible when the extent of the emergency was so clearly beyond what local forces anywhere could handle.

3 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Why do you hate freedom?

Sunday, September 18, 2005 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Because if God intended us to be free, he wouldn't have created the Republican party.

Sunday, September 18, 2005 2:14:00 PM  
Blogger pawlr said...

I think more recent polls may not be so sanguine for Dear Leader:

- SUSA tracking poll

- Rasmussen Katrina Poll

Immunity to Kool-Aid takes a while but once it kicks in...

Monday, September 19, 2005 1:15:00 PM  

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