Obamanomics: 39% Now Blame Obama Economic Policies for Bad Economy … Up 12! Obama Slipping in Economic Trust of the People


Drip, drip, drip … American confidence in Obama economic policies eroding. Is it any wonder Obama_Socialisn_smilewhy Obama wants to pass his socialist, big government agenda ASAP.

Although a majority of Americans still hold the Bush Administration responsible for the United States economic problems, according to a recent Rasmussen poll there is a growing number of people now blaming President Barack Obama for the economy.

More important than the snap shot in time of a poll is the trending data. Voters are starting to blame the man in office for the economy and his policies as after all, the buck does stop with the President. This would tend to say that Americans no longer want to hear what one inherited, they want results.

While most U.S. voters still blame the Bush Administration for the nation’s economic problems, a growing number are inclined to blame President Barack Obama.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of voters now say the country’s economic problems are caused more by the policies Obama has put in place. That’s a 12-point jump from a month ago.

In another interesting set of data is the overwhelming majority of Americans who put more trust in themselves than they do big government. 60% of “We the People” have more confidence in our own economic judgment than that of the President.

By a two-to-one margin, voters also have more confidence in themselves than in the president when it comes to the economy. This marks a significant shift from just after Obama took office.

Sixty percent (60%) of voters now trust their own economic judgment more than the president’s. In early February, 49% had more trust in themselves while 39% trusted the president more.

Now only 30% trust Obama more when it comes to the economic issues facing the nation.

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    25 Responses to “Obamanomics: 39% Now Blame Obama Economic Policies for Bad Economy … Up 12! Obama Slipping in Economic Trust of the People”

    1. katablog.com on June 22nd, 2009 6:10 pm

      Wait until the people hear that O re-affirmed his invitation to Iranian leaders to join in our 4th of July celebrations.

      I suppose O thinks the 4th of July celebrates the entrance of our 57th state, but if this isn’t a stomp in the face of everything the USA was founded on, I don’t know what is.

    2. Lisa in Maryland on June 22nd, 2009 10:35 pm

      He hasn’t been in office long enough for his policies to be put in place much less deamed ineffective. You haters hold the world back when we need to move forward together.

      Our problems started long ago and I serously doubt that one good president can pull it all back together and fix it in his first 200 days of office.

      It’s like losing weight – you can gain if fast and easy but taking it off takes a lot more effort.

      It will take Obama and his predisessors years and only if the all follow the same line of thinking to rebuild the mess we are in.
      SM: Sorry, but you are incorrect. That is why even Barry O’s unemployment #’s were wrong. I love it when anything that goes right, is because Obama spoke or influenced people. However, when its bad news it is some one else’s fault.

      Sorry, the man made promises and according to your theory, he would have been knowingly lying thru his teeth. ;)

      What a laugh.

      Being President means you are responsible. The fact of the matter is his policies have made matters worse.

      His foreign policy is as weak as I have seen in 30 years. At last Clinton bombed an aspirin factory. Obama’s policies on North Korea and Iran have them laughing at us.

      Its a sad day when America follows the lead of France and Germany. Sad indeed.

    3. rightknight on June 23rd, 2009 12:29 am

      Often the dream recurs. The vision of a President
      that loves America for what it stands. The sound of
      speeches that are filled with thankfulness for all the
      deeds and attitudes that make this the greatest Country
      on earth. The courage to do what is right for the People
      that count on his vigilance in terms of safety and security
      for all. The trust of a President that will insure that our
      Constitution will not be trampled in headlong thrust for
      personal power. A President that values individuals and
      their Freedom from oppression. A man who says what
      he means, and means what he says. Someone who
      represents America. Often the dream recurs!

    4. Jimbo on June 23rd, 2009 12:29 am

      And the cowboy diplomacy of Bush made us safer and freed Muslims and earned us friends all over the world….what a joke.

    5. Dolf on June 23rd, 2009 5:08 am

      thats what all politicians everywhere do.

      they promise things before the election and after………..

    6. Scott on June 23rd, 2009 7:13 am

      Lisa – you are out of touch with reality. Obama’s SPENDULUS is IN PLACE! Do some research doofus! His 787B is in the works. I work for a govn’t agency that received stimulus funds and ALL OF IT is out the door and the majority of DOES NOT create jobs! You are insane. This is NOT Bush’s economy anymore. In fact, it was NOT Bush’s fault for the fall of the economy; it was the democrats and Bill Clinton who DIRECTED Fannie and Freddie to accomodate all Americans “should own a home” policies!

      See, uneducated bon bon eating soap opera watching leeches on society like yourself can not let go of the fact that this IS NOT Bush’s economy ANYMORE! PERIOD!

      The proof is in the pudding and Obama’s numbers are falling and will keep falling.

      See, for all the say that Bush was this or that, AT LEAST the man has the BALLS to make tough and difficult decision and BE A LEADER and not an apologist! What tough decisions has the messiah made? Close Gitmo? LOL! Not happening and won’t happen. Get out of Iraq? Not happening and no matter what propaganda he dishes out to the “dummies in America” you know the ACORN type, your type Lisa, he was still leave 50K troops in Iraq. He’s sending more to Afghanistan!

      You see, it’s easy for dummies like yourself to armchair quarterback when the biggest decision you’ve probably made in your life is what type of douche you should use!

      BTW, when is it Obama’s economy? Two years from now when the economy REBOUNDS on its own because that’s the beauty of capitalism?

      Get a clue and a life. Go jogging. You could probably lose a few pounds here or there!

    7. Scott on June 23rd, 2009 7:16 am

      jimbo – grow up. do some reading besides spewing MSNBC propaganda. These people HATED us before Bush, in fact, they’ve hated us long before Jimmy Carter. In your warped retarded mind, do you think some slick words from Obama is going to change the radicals that hate us? You are naive and obviously not educated enough to back up your unintelligent mantra! Do you pleasure yourself to Olbermann and that butch Madow?

    8. SUPER DAVE on June 23rd, 2009 7:25 am

      i’m sitting watching robert gibbs trying his best to lie to the public about his messiah’s mistakes. sorry rob, but you aren’t believeable now, nor were you ever.
      what a pitiful pile of human waste. must take a lot of blood money to lie to your fellow countrymen with a shit eating grin on your face !

    9. nurturer on June 23rd, 2009 7:58 am

      As I wrote before, and I will write it again . . . the more pink slips that are issued, the more pain there will be to be felt, and the more the idiot electorate will finally realize they made the wrong choice. Then again, what other choice was there? McCain? The Torture Senator/Dem in Disguise. Poor ahead times for this country.

    10. katablog.com on June 23rd, 2009 8:23 am

      And the cowboy diplomacy of Bush made us safer and freed Muslims and earned us friends all over the world….what a joke.

      Would that be the 7 million or 5 million Muslims O claims we have?

    11. katablog.com on June 23rd, 2009 8:27 am

      Oh and Jimbo: How many Iranian Muslims do you think are now in love with America after our President ate ice cream and went golfing while they bled in the streets of Iran begging for our help?

    12. Michelle Smith on June 23rd, 2009 9:19 am

      #2 Lisa

      He has been in office long enough to spend 4 times the money that Bush spent in 8 years. He has been in office long enough to invite the wacko leaders from Iran to OUR Independence Day Celebration. He has been in office long enough for us to know he does not have this country’s best interest in mind.

      WAKE UP! This is his mess now and he needs to do the job he was hired to do.

    13. Dolf on June 23rd, 2009 9:36 am

      katablog as oppossed to before???

    14. yoyo muffintop on June 23rd, 2009 11:18 am

      #7 says: “jimbo – grow up.”

      How ironic is that coming from a Scott who has the mouth of an 8th grader and the intellegence of a 4yr old. Lol.

      #11 -

    15. Scott on June 23rd, 2009 11:45 am

      dolf – I’ve finally found out that your intelligence level only allows you to be able to type meaningless one-liner or stupid rhetorical questions! Nice job bozo!

    16. yoyo muffintop on June 23rd, 2009 12:01 pm

      #6 – you are wrong, as always.
      “This is NOT Bush’s economy anymore. In fact, it was NOT Bush’s fault for the fall of the economy; it was the democrats and Bill Clinton who DIRECTED Fannie and Freddie to accomodate all Americans “should own a home” policies!”

      George Bush October 2002:
      “The goal is, everybody who wants to own a home has got a shot at doing so. The problem is we have what we call a homeownership gap in America. Three-quarters of Anglos own their homes, and yet less than 50 percent of African Americans and Hispanics own homes. … So I’ve set this goal for the country. We want 5.5 million more homeowners by 2010—million more minority homeowners by 2010.”

      Goerge Bush Oct 2002:
      “Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.”

      There’s more if you’d like #6….but I have a feeling you’re going to run away and hide like you always do. But, hey, I’m sure your fellow hate filled lemmings ate it up. Lol.

    17. Scott on June 23rd, 2009 1:54 pm

      oh looks who jumps into the fray like a little sissy? Ladies and gents it’s:

      do-do I wouldn’t know what to do with a muff if I had an instruction booklet….

      Go save your boyfriend Perez Hilton from taking another a$$ beating like the little girl he is…

      BTW, my mouth, WTF are YOU going to do about it?

      You’ve never posted one thing with any relevance or thought of your own other than to swipe comments from your faves Olbermann and the butch (your kind of crowd) Maddow; both losers in their time slots by almost 2 to 1.

    18. yoyo muffintop on June 23rd, 2009 3:31 pm

      Just as I thought – nada.

      All talk, nothing to back it up.

      And please, spare me your tough guy talk – let me guess, Napoleon complex? Got a height issue littleman? Just a guess but I bet I’m close.


    19. ANewGirl on June 23rd, 2009 7:24 pm

      #18–YOYO-Michelle Smith summed it up nicely—so HERE IS ALL THE BACK UP YOU NEED! Read again, you since you are also the Poster Child for ADD:

      **OBAMA has been in office long enough to spend 4 times the money that Bush spent in 8 years. He has been in office long enough to invite the wacko leaders from Iran to OUR Independence Day Celebration. He has been in office long enough for us to know he does not have this country’s best interest in mind.

      WAKE UP! This is his mess now and he needs to do the job he was hired to do.***


      There it is, so GROW UP–and GET A CLUE. The reason people get so rude and nasty with you is because you are ignorant. On top of that, you’re also a rude, arrogant individual ….you reap what you sew, Yoyo. Lastly, you’re also way too much of an imbecile to ignore- and thus, you remain a prime target for a verbal assaults & rebuttals.

    20. Dolf on June 24th, 2009 1:46 am

      damn Scott typed without swearing, didn’t think that he was able to do that.

    21. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 9:12 am

      Are you serious newgirl? Lol.

      You believe time stopped on Jan 19 and started again on Jan 20, don’t ya? But only if it’s a democrat.
      When it’s a republican president, it was the previous democratic president’s fault (ie 9/11, housing bubble, recession, etc…)

      Bush behaved incredibly irresponsibly for eight years – it would seem unfair for people to blame Obama for not trying to fix it.

      Oh, but I forgot…in your world time stops and everything is “reset”, so to speak, when a democrat becomes president. When it’s a republican….nah, it’s all the previous guy’s fault.
      Oh, I forgot to add – only when it suits your adgenda.

      Hey, doesn’t the Presidency start on 9/12? Oh, my bad, that’s only for Bush….lol.

    22. Scott on June 24th, 2009 9:28 am

      yoyo…life goes beyond 8 years; do some research about the Clinton policies that were permanently put in place where Bush had no other recourse.(maybe you should learn something about appropriations and how a budget is created and how it effects the overall budget for YEARS and YEARS!) YOU FORGET in 2005 he and McCain wanted to regulate these entities of Freedie and Fannie that are factually endorsed and funded by the Democrats and the Democrats THREW A FIT, and used their Congressional powers to say NO. There is no denying that, its the truth! Maybe you should also learn that in order for a President to get certain things passed he wants in his budget he has to make concessions (SOMETHING OBAMA and the PUKES like Pelosi and Reid WILL NOT DO) and let certain things pass ALTHOUGH he himself did not want them to pass. Speak before you open your moronic mouth. See, I actually have a job unlike you you welfare receiptient POS!

      and NO the man did not act irresponsibly, more Olberman diatribe….he made TOUGH decisions that you would piss your pants if you saw the data and threat matrix each day; which why you clueless twit that Obama LIED thru his teeth about Iraq, Afghanistan, lower taxes, blah blah blah….

      Little man complex? LOL! No sir….6’0 even is not little man’s complex, but I tell you what, anytime anywhere? I live in Rockville, Maryland and I’ll meet you anywhere and we can discuss my ” little man” complex..but I’m sure you’ll run and twitter like your boyfriend Perez or run to the cops for protection like you need protection from the your boy Obama…

    23. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 2:08 pm

      #22 tough guy (and still a little man) –
      I’ll be in So Cal next week, San Fran/Oakland the week after that and So Cal the week after that. What don’t you take a trip to the west coast and we can discuss then?
      But let me guess – anytime/anywhere is bulls$%t tough guy/little man talk, ain’t it? Lol.

      Now that that’s out of the way, let’s examine your partisan diatribe…oh, wait, that’s right, you just threw crap out and stated “that’s a fact” with no back up.

      George Bush:
      “People take a look at the down payment, they say that’s too high, I’m not buying. They may have the desire to buy, but they don’t have the wherewithal to handle the down payment. We can deal with that. And so I’ve asked Congress to fully fund an American Dream down payment fund which will help a low-income family to qualify to buy, to buy.
      We believe when this fund is fully funded and properly administered, which it will be under the Bush administration, that over 40,000 families a year—40,000 families a year—will be able to realize the dream we want them to be able to realize, and that’s owning their own home.”

      Did ya get the “I’ve asked congress” line?
      Btw – that funding equals about $700 billion

      George Bush:
      “That’s why I’ve challenged the industry leaders all across the country to get after it for this goal, to stay focused, to make sure that we achieve a more secure America by achieving the goal of 51/2 million new minority homeowners. I call it America’s homeownership challenge.
      And let me talk about some of the progress which we have made to date, as an example for others to follow. First of all, Government- sponsored corporations that help create our mortgage system – I introduced two of the leaders here today; they call those people Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – as well as the Federal Home Loan Banks will increase their commitment to minority markets by more than $440 billion. I want to thank Leland and Franklin for that commitment. It’s a commitment that conforms to their charters as well and also conforms to their hearts. This means they will purchase more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities, which will encourage homeownership.”

      “Last year I set a goal to add 5.5 million new minority homeowners in America by the end of the decade. That is an attainable goal; that is an essential goal. And we’re making progress toward that goal. In the past 18 months, more than 1 million minority families have become homeowners. And there’s more that we can do to achieve the goal. The law I sign today will help us build on this progress in a very practical way.”

      Lots of “I’s” in there

      Pretty much blows your whole “he was made to do it” arguement out the window


    24. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 2:13 am


      you won already, he started to threaten

    25. Angela on February 3rd, 2010 10:07 pm

      the last quarter of 2009 seems promising as we have seen lots of signs of econic recovery against the massive economic recession. i hope that in 2010 all our economies would be back on track. recession really sucks.

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