Voters blame Bush more than Obama for the economy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/voters-blame-bush-more-obama-economy-143014602.html

    Voters blame Bush more than Obama for the economy


    Voters are increasingly displeased with President Obama's handling of the economy, but a new poll finds most Americans still think George W. Bush is responsible for the nation's dismal financial state.

    According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 54 percent of those surveyed say Bush is responsible for the "current condition" of the economy, compared to just 27 percent who blame Obama. Among self-described independent voters, a key 2012 voting bloc, the number shifts slightly: 49 percent point the finger at the former GOP president, while 24 percent blame Obama.

    Supporters of Obama's re-election will no doubt view the number as a good sign for the president's bid for a second term. But they shouldn't get excited yet.

    Polls over the last year have consistently found that voters continue to blame Bush more than Obama for the struggling economy. Yet Obama and Democrats have consistently struggled to translate that displeasure with Bush into a vote against GOP candidates.

    But that could be changing. While Obama's approval rating on the economy is nothing short of dismal—just 38 percent approve—the Quinnipiac poll finds more Americans trust the president on the issue than the GOP congress, 45 percent to 38 percent. Meanwhile, 48 percent of those surveyed say they will blame the GOP congress if a debt deal isn't approved, compared to 34 percent who say they will blame the Obama administration.

    Those aren't great numbers for Republicans who are likely to face just as much political peril as Obama in 2012 if the economy doesn't improve over the next year.

    The Quinnipiac poll also finds major support for one of the concessions Obama has called for in the debt deal: 67 percent say any deal on the deficit should also include tax increases on the wealthy and corporations, in addition to spending cuts.
     
  2. Polls over the last year have consistently found that voters continue to blame Bush more than Obama for the struggling economy


    the Quinnipiac poll finds more Americans trust the president on the issue than the GOP congress, 45 percent to 38 percent.


    48 percent of those surveyed say they will blame the GOP congress if a debt deal isn't approved, compared to 34 percent who say they will blame the Obama administration.



    67 percent say any deal on the deficit should also include tax increases on the wealthy and corporations
     
  3. Good to know the majority of people aren't as stupid as dumbass republicans and conservatives who think the current situation is Obama's fault
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Actually the same people still blaming Bush are no doubt the same morons who drank the kool-aid and voted for Dumbo.

    IOW I wouldn't be be bragging about it if I were an ankle grabbing Dumbo apologist.
     
  5. Eight

    Eight

    Deregulation got us where we are with regard to the economic crises caused by derivatives, along with forcing lenders to make bad loans. Military, social spending, waste, poor leadership, etc., got us where we are with the deficit hole we've dug.

    I'm an engineer, I learned vector addition and learned to sort things out... that leaves me with no political party that I care about because the party I want will respect my privacy and freedom, reduce the use of the military, institute and enforce workfare, reregulate, drop the War on Drugs, etc...

    BTW, did Obama ever go through with any of his talk about reregulation? I fully expected him to reregulate the financial sector and set things back the way they were when it all worked. Did he ever get that derivatives exchange going even?
     
  6. +1!!
     
  7. There's just no end to it for you, is there? Seriously, you should get either gender or orientation counselling. You're beginning to come apart at the seams.
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    So says one of the ankle grabbers himself. The guy with the life size anatomically correct Obama doll he cuddles every night. The guy who's nipples get hard. The guy who cries over singing.
     
  9. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    - 2!! for a net - 1
     
  10. Someone seems to disagree:

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    #10     Jul 15, 2011