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More Voters Than Ever Blame Bush, Not Obama, for Bad Economy
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, February 09, 2012

Posted on 02/09/2012 7:35:51 AM PST by Skeez

Voter confidence in President Obama’s handling of the economy is at its highest level in a year’s time. That’s in line with the recent upticks in overall economic confidence and in Obama’s job approval ratings as measured by the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Forty percent (40%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the president’s performance in the economic area as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 36% a week ago and is the highest positive finding since the first week in February 2011. Obama seldom has cracked the 40% mark in regular surveying since the first year of his presidency.

The surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters each were conducted February 4-5, 2012 and February 6-7, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bush; economy; obama
I don't know how the poll justifies the headline. I don't see where people were asked who they blame for the poor economy. Still just more of what we can expect this year.
1 posted on 02/09/2012 7:35:59 AM PST by Skeez
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To: Skeez

Gotta love that white guilt still creeping up on a lot of Americans. They just can’t bring themselves to blame the Kenyan. It’s really a shame a petty wannabe-dictator like Obama can get away with

The coming extreme depression and unrest in the streets will hopefully shake some Americans from their slumber.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 7:38:18 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Skeez

I don’t THINK SO!

(typical democrat voter: Who was this Bush guy they keep aksing me about??)

LOL!!!!!!


3 posted on 02/09/2012 7:38:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Skeez

The right question to be asking is....”does Obama have what it takes to fix the economt?”


4 posted on 02/09/2012 7:39:21 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: Skeez
That's because the stupid Republicans let them get away with it.

The Economy was FINE under Bush until Nancy Pelosi and the democrats took over Congress. Then, every other sentence out of her mouth began with “The failed Bush Administration” and they spent us into (what was at that time) a big hole.

The Obama took office and they spent us into an even BIGGER hole- and NO ONE said the $1.4 Trillion dollar stimulus was AN ANUAL AMOUNT (we thought it was a one time deal)

AND MADE THE ECONOMY WORSE!!!

And not one single Republican will stand up to the media and say so.

Bohner is a CRYBABY WIMP compared to Nazi Pelosi.

5 posted on 02/09/2012 7:43:16 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Skeez

I have taken my own poll and most everyone I spoke too says we have to get rid of the Muslim in the White House.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Skeez

Tokyo Rove’s triangulation and Jorge’s Compassionate Conservatism. Two bad ideas whose gifts keep on giving.


7 posted on 02/09/2012 7:46:42 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Mr. K
“That's because the stupid Republicans let them get away with it.
The Economy was FINE under Bush until Nancy Pelosi and the democrats took over Congress. Then, every other sentence out of her mouth began with “The failed Bush Administration” and they spent us into (what was at that time) a big hole.”

I agree with everything you stated, including the fact that the current batch of Republican politicians have the backbone and passion of mold.

8 posted on 02/09/2012 7:47:03 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Skeez

It’s the demorat house since 2006. It’s not Obama vs. Bush.


9 posted on 02/09/2012 7:48:05 AM PST by George from New England
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To: Skeez

Ok, I must be blind, where is GW Bush’s name even mentioned in the survey questions or the story?
Oh and I do not beleive that many approve of BHO’s economy.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 7:49:35 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“That’s because the stupid Republicans “....

Calling the Republicans stupid is giving them more credit intellectually than they deserve.....


11 posted on 02/09/2012 7:50:04 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Skeez

This propaganda is still working while Barack Obama is stealthy Communizing the nation through his unions, Executive orders and his Czar’s working under the radar. George Bush was a saint next to this Marxist.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 7:53:52 AM PST by yoe
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To: Skeez

Ratmussen Reports


13 posted on 02/09/2012 7:58:09 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Skeez

14 posted on 02/09/2012 7:58:18 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Skeez

Strike Against Tuition! Strike Against Tuition! Strike Against Tuition! All university students! Boycott the universities this coming Fall! Throw off the jackboot of the overpaid professor that is on your throat! Tuition must be reduced by 75%! No more financial raping of the American university students by the plantation-owner massah professors!

“Hell no!
You can’t go!
You can’t go to Mexico!
Down with the fat-cat professors!”


15 posted on 02/09/2012 7:58:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Skeez

The GOP continues to pay a heavy price for electing the BIG SPENDING, compassionate socialist W. And the GOP still has not learned it’s lesson with big spending socialists like Romney and Santorum leading in the polls. GOPe wins again.


16 posted on 02/09/2012 7:58:43 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Skeez
Why stop there - lets ask people who they blame more for the troubled economy - Barack Obama or Richard Nixon?

What a stupid report and ridiculous premise.

17 posted on 02/09/2012 8:01:09 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Skeez

The sharp decline in the economy and increase in spending skyrocketed in the middle of Bush’s 2nd term when the dems took over congress.


18 posted on 02/09/2012 8:02:28 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Skeez
This may be true. The Dems had a relentless narrative, pushed by the media, and Bush never defended himself. And the GOP was too disorganized and clueless to mount an effective counterattack over the past few years to change the narrative. So Obama skates on his horrible policies and gets to still blame Bush with the ignorant public going along with it.

This poll shows two things: the MSM is still powerful and controls the narrative on a lot of national issues and a big chunk of the American public is ignorant.

19 posted on 02/09/2012 8:07:12 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: svcw

Here is the question from the survey mentioning the Bush Administration.

“1* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?

Republicans must live with the failures (imagined or otherwise) of GWB just as they had to live with the failures of Hoover for 20 years after the fact. The fact that the economy collapsed while GWB and his Keynesian advisors ignored the problems of piling debts on debts and ballooning real property prices doomed to explode will be hard for the republicans to live down.

The fact that Obama is pursuing the same failed remedies as GWB is being ignored until such time a the economy collapses again.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 8:11:46 AM PST by brydic1
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To: Skeez
How about blaming Barney Franks and his girlfriend Chris Dodd for their involvement with Fannie and Freddie? Don't forget to throw in the Democrat Congress and Franklin Rains.
21 posted on 02/09/2012 8:15:42 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Skeez
America deserves what it gets. If people are really this incapable of rational thought and reason then they deserve the shackles they willingly vote to put themselves in to.
22 posted on 02/09/2012 8:16:52 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: Skeez
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23 posted on 02/09/2012 8:17:54 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: brydic1

Thanks. I need more coffee I guess.


24 posted on 02/09/2012 8:23:12 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Skeez

At least one third of Americans are brain dead deadbeats.


25 posted on 02/09/2012 8:35:18 AM PST by Logical me
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To: jpsb
The GOP continues to pay a heavy price for electing the BIG SPENDING, compassionate socialist W. And the GOP still has not learned it’s lesson with big spending socialists like Romney and Santorum leading in the polls. GOPe wins again.

You got that right! Here's how it'll play out...

Obama will win this election because the job "numbers" will continue to improve, and because the Pubbies can't get it together with a decent candidate.

2016 will roll around, we'll get a similar batch of losers, and Hillary will be elected.

It'll be interesting to see what's left of the good ole US of A in 2024... the next time a Pubbie has a shot at being President.

26 posted on 02/09/2012 8:48:26 AM PST by rivercat
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To: Skeez

Dependence on government is up 23% with 40+ million now on welfare.

The MSM has made the sheeple think that everything is fine.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 8:55:05 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Skeez

fake unemployment numbers and a heavily biased MSM might be having an impact


28 posted on 02/09/2012 8:56:27 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Skeez
More Voters Than Ever Blame Bush, Not Obama, for Bad Economy Out of Touch with Reality; Stuck on Stupid!
29 posted on 02/09/2012 9:05:08 AM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: Skeez

They keep saying obama inherited a bad economy. What he inherited was a democrat-engineered, deliberate collapse.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 9:08:34 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Skeez
It's actually Clinton's fault.

He refused to regulate those fraudulent derivatives, and the investment banks made them a trillion dollar business, encouraging mortgage lenders to issue loans for more than the property was expected to be worth, to people who weren't expected to be able to pay them. As soon as the ink was dry, the loan would be sold to a big investment house to be bundled up and split into tranches marked AAA!

The Warning

31 posted on 02/09/2012 9:11:30 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Skeez
It's actually Clinton's fault.

He refused to regulate those fraudulent derivatives, and the investment banks made them a trillion dollar business, encouraging mortgage lenders to issue loans for more than the property was expected to be worth, to people who weren't expected to be able to pay them. As soon as the ink was dry, the loan would be sold to a big investment house to be bundled up and split into tranches marked AAA!

The Warning

32 posted on 02/09/2012 9:11:54 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: svcw

Typical subliminal ‘BigBrother’ propaganda. The survey says what they want it to say.
Kinda like, Congress means Republican, even though Harry Reid is a Democrat in charge of the Senate. Obama’s budget was voted down in the DEM Senate 97-0 but the Republcans are blamed.
Bizarro world.


33 posted on 02/09/2012 9:29:04 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Obadiah
If people are really this incapable of rational thought and reason then they deserve the shackles they willingly vote to put themselves in to.


34 posted on 02/09/2012 9:42:02 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Logical me
At least one third of Americans are brain dead deadbeats.

Yes, but they vote as a block, and are easily duped, therefore making perfect Democrat(socialist/communist/islamist) voters.

35 posted on 02/09/2012 9:54:09 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Skeez

What color states were in that poll??????


36 posted on 02/09/2012 10:16:54 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Skeez
Right, with just over 50% of the population now, either working for the Government, on Food stamps, (over 50 million) and quadruple the number on Welfare, it's easy to see why they think that Obama is their “Sugar Daddy”.

They are now living better under Obama than they ever have! After their “Unemployment” ran out, which most of them drew for over a year, they are automatically enrolled on Welfare, and Obama’s “Unemployment” statistics go down as a result, which the MSM reports, that the economy is “Booming”.

They have free, paid and unlimited Cell Phones, free wide band Internet, big screen HD TV’s and their cable is also paid for.

Obama has this thing figured out. These statistics are more than likely correct, unfortunately for us.

37 posted on 02/09/2012 10:34:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: UCANSEE2

Beating Obama should have been a no brainer. Instead, the Republican primary process has turned into Operation Chaos....


38 posted on 02/09/2012 10:43:47 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Skeez

Lemmings... Spoon feed by the MSM


39 posted on 02/09/2012 2:35:53 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: jpsb

While I support Newt, calling Santorum a socialist makes you look like an idiot. I don’t think Rush and Levin would sing the praises of a socialist and they are a bit more credible than you are.


40 posted on 02/10/2012 2:03:25 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: conservativebuckeye

Levin is an idiot and Rush is bought and paid for. As for Santorum being a socialist sorry bout that, check out his Senate voting record during the Bush presidency, he is a big spending socialist just like Bush.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 3:26:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Skeez
Now that Obama has come out again for the huge tax hike on all but those who make less than $250,000, republicans would be well served to just abstain when this comes up in the Congress. Let it happen and just let the country plunge into the depression that is going to happen anyway. Maybe it will come soon enough to rid the nation of Obama. Certainly we will not defeat this demagogue with the lackluster campaign of a Romney.
42 posted on 07/09/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by brydic1
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To: Skeez

Just more excuses for poor, poor Obama.....the first black president who don’t know sh!t, but everybody else is to blame for his incompetence.


43 posted on 07/09/2012 9:23:40 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: bigdirty
Gotta love that white guilt still creeping up on a lot of Americans

I certainly have no guilt re: blacks whatsoever. I take every opportunity to tell anyone who'll listen this man is an incompetent boob who is a tyrant. I don't play that guilt crap anymore, and I don't do PC, either.

44 posted on 07/09/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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