Hill Poll: Most Find Obama To Blame For Crummy Economy

The Blame Bush rhetoric has gotten old and stale

(The Hill) Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.

It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush. (snip)

The poll, conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, found 53 percent of voters say Obama has taken the wrong actions and has slowed the economy down. Forty-two percent said he has taken the right actions to revive the economy, while six percent said they were not sure.

I’d like to speak to those people who think Obama has taken the right actions and ask them exactly how the economy has gotten better. 41 months of 8%+ unemployment, record numbers of people opting out of the jobs market in despair, consumer confidence down, home prices down, savings down, wages down, etc and so on. All despite the recession officially ending in June 2009, before Obama’s policies kicked in.

Ed Morrissey breaks the poll down and offers more.

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5 Responses to “Hill Poll: Most Find Obama To Blame For Crummy Economy”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Add to that rising energy prices, rising food prices, rising cost of money due to inflation and loss of worth to dollar.

    Also add, loss of currently usable energy supplies (oil). The reduction in the number of electrical generation facilities, the loss of billions in government monies that will have to be paid by workers soon – or else.

    And then add, an increasing number of economists (that I talked with during lunch down the hall – MSNBC) are pointing to another dipping of the economy soon thanks to all the above.

    Those 20% who say Obama is doing well and the 18% who blame Bush, I want it made legal to slap them.

  2. Make them all wear dunce caps.

  3. john says:

    Teach please post the results of last month’s GALLUP poll, which showed that most Americans by far are still blaming Bush. Don’t forget under his watch the Dow lost almost 50% of its value.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    You obviously already forgotten that you got spanked on that as well. I showed you via the extended historical DOW values over the last 10 years. And Bush presided over some of the greatest recoveries “in the DOW” over many years.

    For people like silly john and Emperor Obama, google is evil because it provides near instant information, confirmation and corroboration.

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    Hey silly john, here’s another one for ya. Study and weep.


    And then you can look at this on what happens to those employed under Obama.


    And, from this last one, you can see that there was NO REASON for the TARP in 2008, either.

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