Who's Most to Blame for Condition of US Economy? NYT/CBS Poll

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    Who is most to blame for the condition of the US economy?

    Bush Administration 26%
    Wall Street 25%
    Congress 11%
    Obama Admin 8%
    All the above 7%

    The poll also reveals some interesting statistics about the president and congress.

    President Obama's approval/disapproval rating is 47/44%

    Meanwhile, Congress' approval/disapproval rating is 20/70%

    CBS News/NYT Poll: 6/29/11 - CBS News

    Congress had better get it's act together because, it looks to me like the Republican Congress will get the blame if the debt ceiling isn't raised and there's a risk of either a default or a downgrading of America's credit rating, which, by the way, would cause interest rates to rise and put America even deeper in the hole.
     
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    Umm We the people of course, since we elect our leaders and re-elect them.
    And we have contributed greatly to our problems as well in how we have been living our lives.
     
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    Ooooo.. an OPINION poll...

    And I guess Obama's 'But, but, but,but Booooooooshhhhhhhh' repetition has worked for him a little

    Obama still has his blinded lemmings.. the Obamabots who can see him with no wrong...

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    A little clearer picture on his disapproval ratings across the board
     
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    And we've had low approval for congress for ages.. because no matter REP or DEM or whatever else.. most have been doing a piss poor job... almost as bad as Obama is doing
     
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    The point is pretty clear. Despite all the talk radio ranting and raving, and the Internet wailing and whining about how bad Obama is, it's clear that he's STILL more popular than Congress. Additionally, the general public STILL blames the Bush administration for the current state of the economy over Obama by better than a 3-1 margin.

    You know what I think? I think that Americans in general are tuning conservatives out after years of listening to exaggerated claims and emotionally-charged rants on every subject under the sun.
     
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    It comes as no surprise that the clueless remain clueless...
     
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    The boy who cried wolf syndrome.
    Fear mongering has it's limits.
     
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    The gang of three: Bill Clinton, Frank and Dodds!
     
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    It is quite stunning to see that the vast majority of Americans still blame either party or president for the entirety of the performance of our economy.
     
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    You really think that 8% of the people in this country think Obama is to blame and 3 times that after 3 trillion in debt and 30 months still blame GWB?
    ARE YOU SERIOUS?
    check out the thread thats forth coming
     

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