Geography Surveyed: Continental United States
Data Collected: 09/07/2005
Release Date: 09/08/2005 9:37 AM ET
Sponsors: KABC-TV Los Angeles, KATU-TV Portland, KEYE-TV Austin, KFOR-TV Oklahoma City, KGTV-TV San Diego, KING-TV Seattle, KJRH-TV Tulsa, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KPNX-TV Phoenix, KPRC-TV Houston, KSDK-TV St. Louis, KSL-TV Salt Lake City, KTHV-TV Little Rock, KUSA-TV Denver, KVBC-TV Las Vegas, KWCH-TV Wichita, KXAS-TV Dallas, KXTV-TV Sacramento, WABC-TV New York, WBIR-TV Knoxville, WBTV-TV Charlotte, WBZ-TV Boston, WCAU-TV Philadelphia, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, WCSC-TV Charleston, WCSH-TV Portland, WDIV-TV Detroit, WFLA-TV Tampa, WFMY-TV Greensboro, NC, WFOR-TV Miami, WGRZ-TV Buffalo, WHAS-TV Louisville, WHO-TV Des Moines, WKMG-TV Orlando, WKRG-TV Mobile-Pensacola, WKYC-TV Cleveland, WLNE-TV Providence, WLTX-TV Columbia, SC, WMAR-TV Baltimore, WNEP-TV Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, WOAI-TV San Antonio, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, WRGB-TV Albany, WSLS-TV Roanoke, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WTVD-TV Raleigh, WUSA-TV Washington, DC, WXIA-TV Atlanta, WXIN-TV Indianapolis, WYTV-TV Youngstown, WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Katrina Responders Rated as of 9/8/05: 56% of Americans today say FEMA Director Michael Brown should be replaced, up from 53% yesterday, according to a SurveyUSA nationwide tracking poll of 1,200 adults conducted 9/7/05. Asked to rate each of 7 key Katrina newsmakers on a 1-to-10 scale, Americans give highest marks to U.S. Army General Russell Honore, who gets a 6.8 score (unchanged from yesterday), and give lowest marks to FEMA's Brown, who gets a 4.1 score today, down from 4.3 yesterday. Americans today give President Bush a 4.7 score, unchanged from yesterday.
Context: Through news events are unfolding rapidly, there is remarkable stability day-to-day in how Americans grade the central figures in the Hurricane story. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's rating did not budge overnight; he's at 5.7. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's numbers dropped 1 tenth of a point from 5.2 yesterday to 5.1 today. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's numbers dropped 1 tenth of a point, from 6.4 yesterday to 6.3 today. Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff dropped 1 tenth of a point, from 4.4 yesterday to 4.3 today. 48% yesterday said Chertoff should be replaced, 49% today. Areas along the Gulf Coast without telephone service are under-represented in this survey.
Asked of 1200 Adults
Credibility Interval for this question = ± 2.9 percentage points.