Nearly a third of Louisiana Republicans think President Obama is to blame for the federal government’s notorious response to Hurricane Katrina, a new poll revealed.
The only problem, of course, is that Katrina, the dreadful 2005 storm that left more than 1,800 people dead and caused more than $100 billion in damage, occurred more than three years before Obama even took office. (The future president was then just eight months into his term as junior senator from Illinois.)
Despite that critical fact, 29% of Republicans in the Bayou State blame Obama for the federal government’s sluggish and sloppy response to the 2005 hurricane, according to left-leaning polling agency Public Policy Polling (PPP).
Another 28% blamed it on President George W. Bush, whose administration oversaw the federal response to the storm, which turned out to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The remaining 44% of poll respondents weren’t sure who to blame, the poll results, first published on political website Talking Points Memo, showed.
Bush, as well local government and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials, fell under harsh criticism for their preparedness for and response to the epic storm.
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