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Majority disapprove of Obama on oil spill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama has handled the devastating Gulf oil spill though far more blame BP for what people call a sluggish two-month response.

That's according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday.

The survey found that 52 percent say they don't approve of Obama's handling of the spill, a shift from last month when a big chunk of people withheld judgment. But Obama's overall job performance rating didn't take a hit; it stayed virtually the same at 50 percent.

The public is directing most of its ire at the oil company that leased the rig that caused the leak of millions of gallons of crude. A stunning 83 percent disapprove of BP's performance in the aftermath of the April 20 rig explosion.

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