Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama takes on gulf coast crisis

As President Barack Obama toured the gulf coast for the fourth time Tuesday, a new poll by the Associated Press reviled the majority of Americans disapprove with how he’s handled the aftermath of the oil spill.

“If it doesn’t get fixed and it’s a big public problem the president is essentially going to take the blame,” said Chris Mooney, professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Mooney says crisis like this can often define a presidency for better or worse, depending how it’s handled.

Mooney's comments were featured in a June 15, 2010, report by WICS-TV 20.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website