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