Skip to comments.Americans say Bush still more to blame than Obama for economy
Posted on 06/14/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by ReformationFan
More than two-thirds of Americansincluding half of Republicansstill blame former President George W. Bush for the country's economic ills, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday, hours before President Barack Obama was to deliver a high-stakes speech defending his handling of the weak economy.
What one might call the blame gap has narrowed considerably: When Gallup first asked Americans in July 2009 whom they blamed for the poor economy, 80 percent laid a great deal or a moderate amount of blame on Bush, and only 32 percent blamed Obama. The current numbers show 68 percent of the public blames the former president while 52 percent say Obama deserves the blame. (The numbers total more than 100 percent because the question was not "which one do you blame more," but how much blame each president deserves individually.)
The Democratic president has crisscrossed the country in recent months pleading for patience from voters still struggling in the anemic recovery and grappling with stubbornly high unemployment above 8 percent.
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So, at what time does our “Failure in Chief” get to assume credit for the economy?
It’s amazing how powerful Bush was - why, he was such a powerful force that even 3 years after he has left office, he is still responsible for unemployment, the deficit, higher taxes, economic stagnation .... why, pretty much everything that Carter whined about too.
It just took a GOOD Republcian a couple years in the White House - to right everything that years of Democratic abuse had wrought. The only real down-side I see, is that I’m not aware of another Republican of the stature of Ronald Reagan in the wings.
They did report the trend, which makes Obama look bad as it should. W was terrible at economics. Obama is worse.
I call Barbara Streisand!
Anyone reading polls should be reminded that the numbers are what they are with 100% negative news coverage for Bush and (almost) 100% positive news coverage for Obama.
Do people remember that Bush had a good economy for about 7 years? Then a financial crisis hit at the end. One def can argue that banking/ housing crisis was caused by the dems because I know Bush tried to get Congress to address the problem much earlier.
The crisis was caused by the Dems,and I don’t believe this poll.
You might want to take into account that the media, along with Dodd/Frank and the DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED CONGRESS sabotaged Bush’s presidency to set the stage for the election of MR. “CHANGE”. They did the same thing to Nixon and would’ve gotten Reagan too but they actually liked him too much.
If Romney wants to win, he has to get some big, simple colored bar graphs made that say: “1. this is the deficit Bush II made and this is the deficit Obama made —> lookee, Obama’s is twice or three times taller.”
Maybe the idiot populace will get the message then.
The MSM is becoming the “boy who cried: wolf!” with this issue. It is becoming no longer believable.
Based on a poll of the US Senate most likely.
Dodd/Frank caused more damage to America’s economy than any other single act or event since the market crash in ‘29.
THEY ARE RIGHT! If Bush wasn’t such a wuss and let the Liberals and Media make him into a pinata—insult him and the White House at every turn, we wouldn’t have been saddled with Obama, the Socialist in Chief. If he hadn’t been panicked into the first stimulus over the Congress and the Barney Franks of the world—it would not have open the flood gates of spending that sent us to the bottom. If he had some spine—or better advisers—he wouldn’t be in this mess. That being said the real culprit isn’t Bush or Obama but the Progressives in Congress that caused this (and still are).
Given the combination of the Obama Administration, the complicit media and an entertainment culture that appears to be almost exclusively left to radical left, what can one expect? It takes, if successful, national campaigns where unfiltered words are available to be heard. We have the first chance to refute Obama’s broken record of blaming Bush and Republicans by saying you have had 3+ years and you have FAILED. Bye bye Obama!
Bush is certainly PARTIALLY responsible for the fiscally insane policies that have destroyed our economy, but only to the extent that he behaved like a Democrat/Communist.
That is a point that is perhaps too fine for the average Facebook/Dancing with the Stars/iPhone obsessed voter.
Meh... By definition, half of the people you meet are of below average intelligence.
Prince Andrew and Chuckie Schumer are the true malefactors.
‘So, at what time does our Failure in Chief get to assume credit for the economy?”
He’s now the “Cretin-in-Chief,’ aka, Dorkus Maximus, the Obamaloon.
However, you can call him “dork” for short.