Twice As Many Americans Still Blame Bush Over Obama For The Economy

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This is going to make many Republicans angry, especially the ones that think George W. Bush was a good President, but a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University confirms that not only do Americans still blame Bush for the economy, but twice as many Americans blame Bush as the number of Americans who blame President Obama for the economy. 54% of Americans blame former President Bush but only 27% blame President Obama. That’s more than half the country that has not given in to the myth that Obama is responsible for creating the downturn in the economy.

Since President Obama took his oath of office, Republicans have done everything they can to spin the economic situation to make it look like the President was responsible for the economic catastrophe that was happening when he took office. They’ve done everything they can to block job creation, then they ran on the promise of ‘creating jobs’ in 2010 and have done absolutely nothing since winning the election to actually create jobs.

The poll also showed that a majority of the American people will blame the Republican congress, not Obama if the economy gets worse.

67%, 2/3 of the country, also said that they believe any deal that comes out of D.C. must include tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

Via Quinnipiac University’s Poll;

The country is in a recession, 71 percent of American voters say, but by 54 – 27 percent they blame former President George W. Bush more than President Obama.
The president gets a 47 – 46 percent job approval rating, unchanged from the June 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. That tops a 64 – 28 percent disapproval for Democrats in Congress and a 65 – 26 percent disapproval for Republicans. Obama outscores congressional Republicans on several points in the deficit reduction battle:
  • Voters will blame Republicans over Obama 48 – 34 percent if the debt limit is not raised;
  • Voters say 67 – 25 percent that an agreement to raise the debt ceiling should include tax hikes for the wealthy and corporations, not just spending cuts;
  • Voters say 45 – 37 percent that Obama’s proposals to raise revenues are “closing loopholes,” rather than “tax hikes”;
  • But voters say 57 – 30 percent that Obama’s proposals will impact the middle class, not just the wealthy.

To see the full poll;