When it comes to assessing blame for America’s economic nightmare, voters will point to former President George W. Bush.
They aren’t happy with how current President Barack Obama is handling the economy but still say fault for the mess we’re in belongs to Bush.
A new Quinnipiac poll shows 54 percent of those surveyed blame Bush for the “current condition” of the economy while just 27 percent say it is Obama’s fault.
That’s bad news for Republicans who try to use Obama as a political scapegoat on the economy. The poll says 48 percent of voters will blame the GOP if a debt deal falls through while 34 percent will blame Obama.
And while Republicans stonewall any discussion of tax increases to try and balance the budget, the poll says 67 percent of those surveyed support tax increases on the wealthy and corporations.
The Quinnipiac polls echos other surveys that show Americans still pin the blame on Bush and Republicans for the economic mess.
- Voters Still Blame Bush For The Economy (alan.com)
- We are getting our heads handed to us – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- Voters blame Bush more than Obama for the economy (salon.com)
- Q-poll: GOP will get blame if debt ceiling not raised (hotair.com)
- Voters trust Obama more than GOP on economy, but still unhappy about it (dailykos.com)
- Poll: Obama tops GOP on economy (politico.com)