Poll: Media Not Successful in Blame Bush Effort
And that's actually they're playing it
:Other evaluations are divided. Forty-six percent of Americans approve of Bush's handling of the crisis, while 47 percent disapprove. That compares poorly with Bush's 91 percent approval rating for his performance in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but it's far from the broad discontent expressed by critics of the initial days of the hurricane response. (It also almost exactly matches Bush's overall job approval rating, 45 percent, in an ABC/Post poll a week ago.)
Given the opportunity to blame Bush, only 44% took advantage. Of course, that's far from the broad discontent expressed by the liberal media. Given that about 35% would blame Bush for their sunburn at the beach, 44% isn't too bad.