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January 26, 2010

More bad news for Obama - Pew: 60% of public following Haiti news "very closely"

I have a sense that the Obama administration is kinda mailing it in on the Haiti thing and is underestimating the kind of political damage screwing it up can do to them.

...Fully 60% say they followed news about the earthquake very closely; about the same percentage (58%) said they followed news about the tsunami in the Indian Ocean very closely in January 2005. Public attentiveness to both events far surpasses interest in other overseas natural disasters in recent years. Somewhat more people paid very close attention to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (70%)...
Haiti could be Obama's Katrina if he botches this.


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