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ATLANTA - In an exclusive 11Alive News/Survey USA poll, a majority of metro Atlanta residents surveyed blamed Gov. Nathan Deal for the worst of what happened during this week's storm.

A total of 32 percent blamed Deal for what happened, while 22 percent blamed the superintendents of the various school districts across the region. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed received 11 percent of the blame, while weather forecasters, the media, other city mayors and county executives each received less than 10 percent of the blame in the survey.

When asked for a letter grade, the state's response received an "F" on the traditional 5-point A-through-F scale from 31 percent of those surveyed. Only 4 percent of those surveyed gave the state's response an "A." Fifteen percent of respondents gave the state a "B"; 26 percent rated the state's performance at a "C" grade. Twenty-four percent of those responding gave the state a grade of "D." The state's response resulted in a letter grade of 1.4.

The city's performance was also given very critical grades in response to a request for a letter-grade. Only 5 percent of city residents responding gave the city's response an "A"; 9 percent rated the city at a "B". Thirty-one percent of those responding gave the city's performance a "C"; 26 percent gave the city a "D", while 28 percent gave the city a failing "F" grade, resulting in a grade point average of 1.4. A similar grade was given by the city's performance by those who don't live in the city: 3% - A; 18% - B; 25% - C; 26% - D and 27% - F - for a grade point average of 1.5.

When asked directly about their performance in this week's storm, both Gov. Deal and Mayor Reed received strong criticism. Deal was rated a "Disapprove" by 64 percent versus 28 percent of respondents who gave him an "Approve" rating. Mayor Reed's numbers were very similar - 66 percent of Atlanta residents giving him a "Disapprove" rating versus 28 percent saying they approved of how he handled the storm.

The survey was taken on Thursday from 925 adults in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton and DeKalb counties.

The questions and answers for each of the questions is listed below:

1 - Do you approve or disapprove of the job Nathan Deal is doing as governor?

43% - Approve
46% - Disapprove
11% - Not Sure

2 - Do you live in the City of Atlanta or do you live outside the city limits?

29% - Live in the city
70% - Outside the city
0% - Not Sure

3 -Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kasim Reed is doing as mayor? (asked of Atlanta residents)

55% - Approve
32% - Disapprove
13% - Not Sure

4 - Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kasim Reed handled this week's snow storm? (asked of Atlanta residents)

28% - Approve
66% - Disapprove
6% - Not Sure

5 - What grade would you give the overall city's response to the storm - an A, B, C,D, or an F? (asked of Atlanta residents)

5% - A
9% - B
31% - C
26% - D
28% - F
1% - Not Sure
Grade Point Average: 1.4/4.0

6 - Will the national press about the storm be good for Mayor Reed, bad for Mayor Reed or have no impact either way?

9% Good
62% Bad
22% No Impact
7% Not Sure

7 - Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way your mayor handled this week's snow storm?

38% Approve
55% Disapprove
7% Not Sure

8 - What grade would you give the overall city response to the storm? An A, B, C, D, or an F?

3% A
18% B
25% C
26% D
27% F
1% Not Sure
Grade Point Average - 1.5

9 - Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the way Gov. Nathan Deal handled this week's snow storm?

28% Approve
64% Disapprove
7% Not Sure

10 - What grade would you give the overall state response to the storm?

4% A
15% B
26% C
24% D
31% F
0% Not Sure
Grade Point Average - 1.4

11 - Will the national press about the storm be good for Governor Deal? Bad for Gov. Deal? Or have no impact either way?

6% Good
61% Bad
27% No Impact
6% Not Sure

12 - Who do you think is most responsible for worst of the gridlock during and after the storm? Governor Nathan Deal? Mayor Kasim Reed? Your city's mayor? Your county executive? School superintendents? Weather forecasters? The media? Or someone else?

32% Deal
11% Reed
3% City's Mayor
3% County Executive
22% Superintendents
9% Forecasters
4% Media
9% Other
8% Not Sure

13 - Were you or any members of your immediate family personally affected by the gridlock?

69% Yes
30% No
1% Not Sure

14 - How would you describe what you or your immediate family experienced? A disaster? A major inconvenience? A minor inconvenience? Or some other way?

23% Disaster
56% Major Inconvenience
20% Minor Inconvenience
0% Other
0% Not Sure

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