Obama's Oil-Spill Response Gets Poor Grades From Insiders

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National Journal's latest Insiders Poll is out, and it contains some low marks for President Obama's response to BP's oil spill.


Of 101 Republican party insiders, strategists, and the like, Obama received a D-:
AVERAGE GRADE: D-
A       0 percent
B       1 percent 
C      23 percent
D      47 percent
F      29 percent
Volunteered: Not even a gentleman's C, 1 percent

Of 102 Democratic insiders, Obama received a C-:

AVERAGE GRADE: C-
A       2 percent
B      26 percent
C      37 percent
D      29 percent
F       5 percent
Volunteered: A on substance, F on PR, 1 percent.

The Democratic line meshes, more or less, with what poll respondents have said: a CNN poll last week showed 46% approval and 51% disapproval with how Obama has handled the spill.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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