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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/americans-bush-still-more-blame-obama-economy-143913248.html

More than two-thirds of Americans—including half of Republicans—still blame former President George W. Bush for the country's economic ills, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday, hours before President Barack Obama was to deliver a high-stakes speech defending his handling of the weak economy.

What one might call the blame gap has narrowed considerably: When Gallup first asked Americans in July 2009 whom they blamed for the poor economy, 80 percent laid a great deal or a moderate amount of blame on Bush, and only 32 percent blamed Obama. The current numbers show 68 percent of the public blames the former president while 52 percent say Obama deserves the blame. (The numbers total more than 100 percent because the question was not "which one do you blame more," but how much blame each president deserves individually.)

The Democratic president has crisscrossed the country in recent months pleading for patience from voters still struggling in the anemic recovery and grappling with stubbornly high unemployment above 8 percent. In his speeches, Obama makes a point of blaming Bush and Republicans in general for the 2007-2008 meltdown and warns that Mitt Romney's economic program resembles the Bush approach "on steroids."

Among independents, who often play a role in deciding elections, 51 percent assign Obama a great deal or a moderate amount of blame, while 47 percent say he deserves not much or no blame at all. Meanwhile, 67 percent of independents say Bush bears a great deal or a moderate amount of the fault. Only 32 percent exonerate him in whole or in part.

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A lot of it is his fault, although I kind of blame Obama for taking a conservative approach to fixing the issue. Obama tried to reason with the unreasonable, and got filibustered at every corner. He should've been more forceful and actually been the dictator everyone at Fox claims he is.

Wait wait wait wait... 32% of the country blamed Obama for the economy in July 2009?

Faux News.

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Policies from both Democrats and Republicans sparked this, but Republican policy for the past decade+ bears the lion share of the blame for the mess and the difficulty of getting ourselves out of it. The sad thing is they want to escalate the policies that got us here in the first place in order to get us out. You know what they say about doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results...

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Well since anything you type is "blatant bias" I guess we should ignore that too.

You should be happy to know that the article in question doesn't blame Obama for starting the economic crisis. But I blame Obama for only making matters worse!

I'm not pushing my agenda as facts to an audience that likes being spoon fed, now am I? I also don't care if he doesn't blame Obama for the economic crisis since I don't support Obama.

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Control? No. Influence? Yes.

Sure, but startlingly little of what the President suggests or wants can happen without the consent of legislature.

I'm tired of everyone looking at the President as some sort of deity who controls everything. Get more involved in all of the other political and regulatory measures that hold sway over our day to day lives and stop looking at one man for all of the problems and solutions.

This is a constitutional republic and a free market. It seems to me like people have completely forgotten how our government is set up, and have little to no real world business experience. The President has remarkably little control.

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Sure, but startlingly little of what the President suggests or wants can happen without the consent of legislature.

I'm tired of everyone looking at the President as some sort of deity who controls everything. Get more involved in all of the other political and regulatory measures that hold sway over our day to day lives and stop looking at one man for all of the problems and solutions.

This is a constitutional republic and a free market. It seems to me like people have completely forgotten how our government is set up, and have little to no real world business experience. The President has remarkably little control.

If thats so, why do so many blame Bush for the economy?

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Actually it is still good news for Obama.

If he can successfully tie what Romney wants to do to bush then that increases the chances of reelection much higher.

As a person who's fed up with obama , Kudos to obama and his bots that compares Bush to Romney and continues to blame others 3 years later..... 2 years of which he had complete control of both the house AND congress....

Lets see how the Supreme Court rules on obama health care law.....

All **** will break lose cause..... well obama IS half white yah KNOW......rolleyes.gif

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As a person who's fed up with obama , Kudos to obama and his bots that compares Bush to Romney and continues to blame others 3 years later..... 2 years of which he had complete control of both the house AND congress....

Lets see how the Supreme Court rules on obama health care law.....

All **** will break lose cause..... well obama IS half white yah KNOW......

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