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When do you think the Gulf coast oil spill will be plugged?

Efforts to capture spewing oil following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion five weeks ago have had limited success. The expanding slick has ridden a steady sea breeze onto 70 miles of Louisiana's shoreline and into shellfish-rich estuaries. The sight of oil-soaked brown pelicans is now common, and BP is now attempting a risky 'top kill' maneuver in an attempt to plug the spill. If the top kill maneuver doesn't succeed, it could actually make the leak worse.

By Cameron Smith  |  May 26, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Just exactly what is the purpose of this poll? Without the necessary technical or engineering knowledge & information, how is a member of the general public supposed to intellegently answer this question? All you're going to get is an emotionally driven response based on 'feelings'.

Posted by: NCFLYNN | May 27, 2010 8:39 PM


I don't see any experts coming up with any more reliable estimates, so they don't know, either. And now we hear that the spill was much larger than reported earlier. Sounds like a cover-up to me.

Posted by: RichardHode | May 28, 2010 2:35 AM

Stooopid poll! Who cares when people "think" the leak will stop, our opinions have no effect on the problem. Stop the damn leak ASAP, today if possible!

Posted by: tomguy1 | May 28, 2010 10:40 AM

BP has already stated that it will take 3 months.
The "top kill" move is for the benefit of the public, to make it look like they're trying something, but stopping the leak depends on intercepting the well already drilled.

Posted by: BrianX9 | May 28, 2010 11:15 AM

The answer is god only knows, I think.

Posted by: RNJ341 | May 28, 2010 1:33 PM

According to T. Boone Pickens, everything that has been tried or proposed is a long shot- except drilling a relief well. According to BP that will take until August. Applying BP math, you can easily add a few months to that.


Posted by: jeff20 | May 28, 2010 4:22 PM

Way back in the 1960s a Harris poll asked if satellites were too high, too low, or about right!

Posted by: muawiyah | May 28, 2010 5:12 PM

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