Poll shows Gulf Coast residents upset with response - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Poll shows Gulf Coast residents upset with response

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOX) - A new poll released by ABC News and the Washington Post shows while most people on the coast have negative views of the oil spill response from BP and the Federal Government, they tend to view local response positively.

The poll which was conducted in the most affected counties along the Gulf Coast shows that 82 percent of people are critical of BP's response.

72 percent think the federal government has reacted poorly, but the majority of people have a favorable view of how the situation is being handled by state and local leaders.

And despite the oil spill in their area, people along the gulf coast overwhelmingly support off shore drilling with 21 percent more of the people on the coast opposed to the six month moratorium on deep water drilling than the national average.

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