NEW YORK CITY, New York – BP has been named the “Worst Company in America” after winning an on-line contest hosted by Consumerist.com.
The oil giant’s victory comes just two days before the first anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill.
BP finished with 50.87% of the vote in the championship round. Bank of America finished with 49.13%.
“This was the closest battle in ‘Worst Company’ history,” said Meghann Marco, Executive Editor of Consumerist.com. “But the Deepwater Horizon tragedy remains fresh is consumer’s minds and ultimately, BP will take home the coveted Golden Poo.”
The “Worst Company in America” was determined by a bracket-style, single elimination tournament, similar to the NCAA basketball tournament. Contestants included Toyota, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Citi, DirecTV and Walmart.
Nearly 230,000 votes were cast during the six-week long contest.