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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who is winning the politics of the oil spill?

Democrats would seem to be winning the initial spin phase of the oil spill, with a top AP headline this morning like this: Emerging oil rig evidence shows lack of regulation. (which I would argue cuts strongly against no regulations Republicans.)

And the polling seems to say it's a net neutral at worst, splitting along partisan lines.

However, I wonder how it's going to spin out when we start to see weeks of front page pictures as the spill comes to land. Even if people don't directly blame Obama, a general dismay will tend to land on the party in charge through a borad right track/wrong track dissatisfaction.

Later: Will "punishing" BP and other oil companies with a new cleanup tax spin well for the Dems?


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