Bush’s continued unpopularity - he was recently polled as the least popular living ex-president - may have an impact on the 2012 presidential race, since some of the potential running mates for GOP candidate Mitt Romney are deeply tied to Bush, who served in the White House from 2001 to 2009.
For example, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was the director of Office of Management and Budget from 2006 to 2007; Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels held the same position from 2001 to 2003. And of course, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is George W. Bush’s brother.
The Gallup poll was conducted June 7-10, with a sample of 1,004 adults and a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
The truth is that, people WOULD blame Obama, but they also do NOT want to be accused with the “r” word.
“More Blame Bush Than Obama”
Well, IF that is true, and that is a BIG IF, those people are WRONG. Obama is the one who blew all that money.
But the bad economy is going to be Obama’s downfall come this November.
Poll: More want free stuff from the government without moving their fat ass off the couch.
Looks like the 3 years of Bush bashing from the WH and MSM are having an affect. Just sayin.
If true, then people are more politically misinformed than I previously believed — which is hard to believe, since I believe most people have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to government issues. They parrot what the people on the TV tell them...which is the case here, certainly, but to a ludicrous extent. W had such promise, and he went RiNO (which grates on me still), but — Jimmy Carter is still alive, and anybody who believes he was better than W wasn’t paying attention.
This just proves how STUPID so many people are...............
The people may blame Bush, but they hired Obama to fix it.
So far, there is not enough progress in fixing things.
The people will hire Romney and give him a chance.
Poll of all adults....
Note Obama’s critical number... 52 percent blame HIM (Bush and Obama are not mutually exclusive).
Remember that Bush isn’ running. 52% blame Obama. He needs 50.0001 to win....
A tree falls on my house.
I hire a contractor to fix my roof.
This contractor spends the next few months talking with me, planning and is being a really nice guy, but the roof is still not fixed.
I will go out and hire another contractor.
Poll: Majority of thinking Americans believe Politico is run by a bunch of lefties who are in the tank for Omaba.
I am no Bush supporter. I think he had a horrible record on government spending and entitlements but this poll result is sad. And it has a lot to do with the fact that Bush never effectively defendend himself while in office. It was almost as if that broke some “gentlemen’s code” of not getting down in the muck. He was going to take the “high road” and not respond to daily Dem lies about him. And the result is that there is a perception, three years after he left office, that he is to blame for the current economy. He isn’t.
Bush isn’t blameless, especially given his reluctance to exercise the veto, but the budget (and with it the economy) began to go to hell once the Democrats took Congress in 2006, (with their spending policies starting to manifest themselves a year later), and totally went to pieces with Obama’s election and Porkulus.
I’d guess 90% of the population is hopeless when it comes to understanding the budget process in this country, and I expect that’s by design. Jerkwad Clinton can smugly claim to have passed “the last four balanced budgets this country’s seen” - all while acquiescing to Newt Gingrich’s budgets.
And Obama can claim that he’s stuck with spending “baked into the budget by Bush”, when what he’s really got is spending baked into the budget starting with that Democrat congress from 2006, and maintained in place by continuing resolution due to the fact that the Reid Senate hasn’t even thought about a budget in almost three years.
This shows the power the media STILL has better than anything else. The economic collapse of 2008 was CAUSED by Democrats more than anything else yet the media successfully blamed, and continue to blame, Bush. Of course the real culprits in Congress have helped the media every step of the way.
whoopee, lets have a national referendum on who to BLAME!
That will take up our time and attention!
That will solve...... oh wait
No, let’s have a national vote on who is likely to fix the economy, or at least do less harm.
Notice how the uS Congressional leaders from 2006, Pelosi and Reid, Frank, Dodd, and others who ran the committees and ran the economy into the hole...completely skip responsibility?
The Republicans need to put the real unemployment stats out there. It was at 5.4% through most of his two terms. Didn’t spike until the rats took over the House and the housing market collapsed at the very end of his second term.