The Hill Poll: Majority of voters Blame President Barack Obama for Bad Economy and Not Bush


President Barack Obama in serious reelection trouble as Americans now blame him and not GWB for the bad economy. The economy belongs to Obama.

According to a recent Hill poll, a majority of Americans overwhelming blame Washington, DC for the bad economy as opposed to private financial institutions and they blame President Barack Obama the most. Wow, what is Obama to do, you mean he is actually going to have to own the economy? It appears that the 2012 Presidential election will be a referendum on Obama’s handling of the economy.

But its Bush’s fault

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.

The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy.

Don’t look now, but the blame Bush mantra is no longer working. After 3+ years in office, the America people now blame President Obama more than they do former President George W. Bush for the bad economy.

Who is most to blame for America’s economic woes during the past few years:
President Obama 34%
President Bush 18%
Congress 23%
Financial institutions & corporations 20%

Full poll results can be seen HERE.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “The Hill Poll: Majority of voters Blame President Barack Obama for Bad Economy and Not Bush”

    1. Paula on July 23rd, 2012 3:11 pm

      He always wants to take credit so now he can take credit for the very bad economy.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on July 23rd, 2012 4:46 pm

      The little POTUS “boy” who cried wolf when confronted with his acts has worn out his welcome in the village.

    3. Just Bearly on July 23rd, 2012 7:23 pm

      Now if Obama is honest, and is reelected to a second term, (which is a good possibility), then we will keep hearing him say “this is all my fault” instead of blaming it on others.

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