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Obama to face questions about oil spill

06-18-2010 13:46 BJT

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To show his hands-on approach to a crisis, US President Barack Obama held a meeting with BP executives, along with a nation-wide speech and a two-day trip to the Gulf this week.

But some say Obama will continue to face questions about his performance until the leak is stopped.

Obama has even been criticized by some in his own party. Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu took the Senate floor on Wednesday, to complain that Obama's six-month moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf was too long.

The American public is also not pleased. An AP-GfK poll found that 52 percent did not approve of his handling of the disaster while 45 percent approved. Meanwhile, Obama faces a robust political challenge from opposition Republicans who are poised to diminish or even undo Democratic majorities in Congress this November.

The outcome of the elections could have a profound affect on Obama's legislative agenda in the final two years of his term.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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