Poll: Bush still blamed for economy

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    Poll: George W. Bush still blamed for economy - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

    Former President George W. Bush gets more blame for the country’s economic troubles than his successor or the Democrats who control Congress, according to a Harris poll out Wednesday.

    Thirty-one percent of the 2,344 adults surveyed said Bush deserves the most blame for a rough economy, leading the second-place Wall Street by 6 percentage points.

    Democrats in Congress were blamed by 16 percent of those polled, while President Barack Obama was blamed by 14 percent. Republicans in Congress were blamed by 9 percent of respondents, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was blamed by 4 percent.

    A majority of Democrats — 53 percent — blamed Bush for the economy. Republicans, meanwhile, blamed Democrats in Congress more than Obama.

    “The memory of President George W. Bush and the state of the economy he left as part of his legacy still sticks in the craw of Americans,” wrote pollster Louis Harris in his analysis.

    Republicans were also split when asked to identify the most powerful figure in the GOP.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney rated highest with 14 percent, but he was swamped by the 44 percent of respondents who were either “not sure” or would have picked someone other than the eight Republicans listed.

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin finished second among Republicans with 13 percent. She was trailed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor.

    Read more: Poll: George W. Bush still blamed for economy - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com
     
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    Yeah, let's see - Bush was in power for 8 years. President Obama has been in there for a little over 1 year and 3 months.

    How could anyone think that Bush's messup would still be hanging around now?
     
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    So Fox, Rove and the right wing pundits have failed yet again?
     
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    Dont really care who to blame for it. I just dont like the fact that rather than promoting policies to fix it, the current administration is making things worse.

    Unlike alot of people, blame games just really dont have a point to me.
     
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    And when Obama is voted out in 12, they will still be blaming him.
     
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    You meant WE will still be blaming Obama didn't you?
     
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    Of course, you have to respect a Harris Poll op ed from Politico
     
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    who is going to defeat Obama in 2012 in your opinion?
     
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    No...I had it right...THEY...the Bush haters and Obama apologizers and sympathizers
     
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    Well, now, if I could look into the future and tell you who was going to be the candidates in 24 months, I probably wouldn't be sitting here talking with you assholes. LOL

    But since you asked...in my opinion...ANYBODY WHO RUNS AGAINST HIM HAS A HELL OF A CHANCE.
     

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