Skip to comments.Poll: More blame Bush than Obama (for the country’s ongoing economic problem)
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Americans continue to place more blame for the country’s ongoing economic problems on former President George W. Bush than on President Barack Obama, a new survey shows.
Though Bush has been out of office for nearly three and a half years, 68 percent blame him a "great deal" or "moderate amount" for the nation's economic woes, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Meanwhile, 52 percent of Americans believe the same about Obama. There exists a partisan divide on who blames who for the current economic distress, but Republicans are more willing to blame Bush than Democrats are willing to blame Barack Obama.
In fact, 49 percent of Republicans said Bush was greatly or moderately responsible for Americas economic woes, compared to 51 percent who said he wasnt. On the other hand, 19 percent of Democrats blame Obama for the current distress, while 81 percent say he is not much or not at all responsible.
Obamas share of the blame has been relatively steady over the past three years: since 2010, between 48 percent and 53 percent of Americans have blamed him for the economic problems facing the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
This is what happens when an ex president feels he’s ‘above’ offering a defense of his administration to his critics.
We can’t allow them to take the President Bush’s entire record and twist it because of the democrat-fueled housing collapse which occurred at the end of his presidency. We just can’t. Republicans should not allow this distortion of facts. This was written before the collapse.
Retiring Baby-Boomers = A Labor Shortage?
“The unemployment rate in 2007 averaged just 4.6%, which is low by historic standards and suggests the presence of tight labor market conditions that are related to long-running demographic trends. The oldest members of the baby-boom generation turned age 60 at the end of 2006, and every year thereafter, more of this large birth-cohort will move into the ages when workers traditionally have retired.
Consequently, the business community in particular has asserted that the future supply of labor will fall short of employer demand and that U.S. economic growth and competitiveness would be put in jeopardy.”
The last Republican budget had a $168B deficit. The least since the Clinton era $77B deficit. (No, there was no surplus.)
Sadly, people in the United States cannot do math.
I can and do blame Bush and the GOP for spending so recklessly that they allowed the Democrats the opportunity to run as the fiscally conservative choice. The Dems have been a disaster but the GOP set the table. We have to keep that in mind when the GOP gets back control.
The new testament says in James 4: 1-3 NKJV 1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet[a] you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Either the writer was simply stating the obvious or he was speaking Holy Truth... unfortunately, both are lost on our society as a whole, Holy Truth and the obvious...
Bush’s acquiescence to Karl Rove’s decision to allow him to become a human media punching bag for the last six years of his term is having long-term repercussions.
I stand corrected. Forgot about the Bush years after the ‘hanging chads’.
Well, I guess Bushes chances at reelection are nill.
I was going to say the same thing. I was convinced people were tired of Nobama blaming Bush, but apparently it is still working. If I were BO, I’d do the same thing.
You can blame the liberal media butt-boys of the Democrat Party for most of the ignorance possessed by the American public in regards to our financial predicament. If the root causes of the economic meltdown were honestly reported we would have a much different political landscape.......and that is why they have never been covered honestly by the legacy media.
When the real estate bubble, created in large part by 30 years of government meddling in the housing and mortgage markets by the left finally collapsed, Bush was standing in front of the train. Neither Bush or his policies caused the meltdown, but the media sure is not going let the public know who to blame when those persons have a (D) beside their name, nor will they miss an opportunity to hang the blame on someone with an (R)beside theirs.
It is disgusting.
News Flash for Politico: Obama is running against Mitt Romney, not George Bush.
What percentage blames Mitt Romney for the economy?
RE: of course Bush spent like a democrat, but what democrat ever offered to stop him.
People ought to understand WHO is responsible for the budget and spending and it IS NOT the president. IT IS CONGRESS.
Did people ever ask themselves who controlled Congress after the 2006 elections? Anybody remember a certain former speaker named Nancy Pelosi?
Hopefully this poll will convince Romney to forget about Jebbie on the ticket. I can shade the whole Republican oval, but if Jebbie is put on the ticket, I don’t think I can shade the oval.
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