Most Americans still blame Bush more than Obama for nation’s economic problems

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/07 23:47:20
March 29, 2012

There’s lots of GOOD NEWS for President Obama in a CNN poll released yesterday:

President Barack Obama holds a
double-digit lead over GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick
Santorum in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new

And a CNN/ORC International survey
released Wednesday also indicates that the president’s approval rating
has inched over the 50% mark in CNN surveys for the first time since
last May, when the polls were still registering the after effects of the
death of Osama bin Laden. The number of Americans who say the economy’s
in good shape has jumped 13 points since January, though the survey
shows a majority still think it is in poor shape.

Although Obama has been president for more
than three years, 56% of Americans continue to blame former President
George W. Bush and the Republicans for the country’s current economic
, with only 29% blaming Obama and the Democrats.

All that may be contributing to a rise in
the president’s approval rating, with 51% giving him a thumbs-up for his
job performance and 45% disapproving how his handling his duties.
Obama’s approval rating has edged up four points since January, when it
stood at 47%.


Conservatives keep saying that President Obama needs to take responsibility for the economy now that Bush is no longer in office, but the majority of Americans still blame Bush for our current economic woes.

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  • sjalan 2012/04/08 00:29:30
    As well they should. He reduced taxes on the richest 3% which cost the country nearly $4.3 TRILLION in tax revenue and then spent $5 Trillion on two wars.

    Totally an irresponsible person who led our country into the worst recession since the Great Depression

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  • Avenged7 2012/04/09 20:44:01
    You mean all this hoards of money that the right wing has used, to lie to the American people, that every thing was hunkydory when Jr left office, and all our problems started the day Obama took office. You mean it hasn't worked. Maybe there is hope for this country after all.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/04/09 15:24:33
    True, put the blame it it belongs!
  • Stormy 2012/04/09 08:59:17
    The world still blames Bush. . . we're all still paying for that cowboys malfeasance.
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/04/09 06:19:53
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    It is a common sense conclusion; but being fair, Mr Bush JR got a really bad hand.
    He did the best he could given his arquetypical construct.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/04/09 04:15:05
  • Giantsfan 2012/04/09 03:09:42
    Well duh! The economy crashed while Bush was president. It took 16 years to get out of the great depression and we're only 2 1/2 years beyond the worst of the great recession and we're in a steady recovery. Not bad considering the repubs tried to keep the recovery from happening for political reasons.
  • holyher... Giantsfan 2012/04/09 04:04:18
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/04/08 15:28:11
    Just MEH....Piwan
    Count me in as one of those "BUSH BLAMERS"..Truly AWFUL president!
  • holyheretic 2012/04/08 02:35:18
  • ETpro 2012/04/08 01:27:04 (edited)
    When a drunken driver wrecks your car, you don't balme the repair man. And you SURE don't give the keys to the drunken driver's brother, who promises to fix things up by drinking even more as he drives. drinking man wants to drive again
  • D.C. Wi... ETpro 2012/04/09 04:06:46
    D.C. Willis
    "And you SURE don't give the keys to the drunken driver's brother, "

  • Radlad 2012/04/08 01:21:24
    a cnn poll? The commie newsnetwork? There's a fair, unbiased, balanced citadel of information............NOT!
  • Giantsfan Radlad 2012/04/09 03:12:07
    You're thinking of Fox genius.
  • Radlad Giantsfan 2012/04/12 00:03:44
    Hey, I think FOX leans to the left. A little left of center.
  • Giantsfan Radlad 2012/04/12 15:27:16
    That's the funniest thing I heard all year.
  • Radlad Giantsfan 2012/04/12 20:38:16
    Happy to get a smile outta ya'. cnn is so far to the left it makes Pluto look like the center
  • Giantsfan Radlad 2012/04/12 22:48:35
    Honestly, I don't like CNN it's too boring. I'd rather watch Fox. I need levity in my day.
  • Radlad Giantsfan 2012/04/14 08:26:02
    I don't know. Haven't watched fox in awhile.........
  • Giantsfan Radlad 2012/04/14 18:31:21
    It's like this. If you're conservative watch Fox to hear what you want to hear. If you're liberal watch MSNBC to hear what you want to hear. If you like being bored watch CNN.
  • Radlad Giantsfan 2012/04/15 21:02:17
    Well, what do you watch?
  • Giantsfan Radlad 2012/04/15 22:45:17
    If I watch MSNBC it's usually about 1 hour a night. The first half of Maddow and the first half of Hardball. If I watch Fox it's usually in the afternoon during the day not Hannity or Billo. CNN I don't like. Just too damn boring to me.
  • Radlad Giantsfan 2012/04/16 07:33:09
    O k fine. I ain't a hannity fan either
  • Nestofasssps 2012/04/08 00:54:52
    Everything was FINE before Obama
    ask any teapartier teaparty
  • Walter Harris 2012/04/08 00:38:19
    Walter Harris
    he's been trying to fix it since he took office, besides if you can do better go for it
  • sjalan 2012/04/08 00:29:30
    As well they should. He reduced taxes on the richest 3% which cost the country nearly $4.3 TRILLION in tax revenue and then spent $5 Trillion on two wars.

    Totally an irresponsible person who led our country into the worst recession since the Great Depression
  • Randy 2012/04/08 00:23:35
    When that's all you've heard from the media and the current President for over eleven years, what would you expect?
    Remember he had a hostile Democrat Congress his last two years in office!
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Randy 2012/04/08 00:47:38
  • Randy ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/08 00:58:11
  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/09 03:16:25
    Boo hoo. Obama has a hostile house and senate and he hasn't run the country off a cliff like Bush did.
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/09 08:02:41
    Are you aware of the current state of affairs?
  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/09 16:15:25
    Do you remember what in the past decade caused the present state of affairs? Don't just look at the result look at the cause.
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/09 23:21:16
    When Bush left office I was paying $1.72 for a gallon gas and unemployment was at 5.7%. Now, 88 million people without jobs and paying close to $ 4.00 a gallon!

  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/10 02:53:42
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/10 22:12:10
    At present time: 88 million without jobs. $4.2 billion dollars per day added to national debt since Obama's administration took office.
    Perhaps you need an eye examination?
  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/11 00:59:31
    When Bush was leaving office the economy shrunk at an 8.9% rate in his last economic quarter the largest decline ever. 8 million jobs were lost in that recession. Put blame where it belongs on the president who was in charge when it happened and that was Bush.
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/12 00:14:58
    Bush had to endure a Democrat Congress for his last two years. Remember?
  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/12 15:30:06
    So. What did democrats do in those two years? They tried to pass an extension of SCHIPS but Bush vetoed it twice and it even had some republican support but not enough to override a veto. So tell me old wise one how did the democrats hamper Bush in the his 2 years?
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/13 00:19:28
  • Giantsfan Randy 2012/04/13 02:17:22
    Thanks Randy but I don't have 2 hrs. 8 min. and 49 secs. to listen to this. Just give me the highlights. What did the dems do or pass in 07-08 that caused the recession? I mean every conservative on here points to those 2 years as the down fall of the Bush adm. because of the dems who didn't even have the power to pass anything without Bush being for it also.
  • Randy Giantsfan 2012/04/13 23:59:20
    It's one of those'You have to see it to believe it' times.

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