High on the Democrats’ campaign agenda for 2010, indeed, perhaps the dominant theme of their rhetorical battles of the past 18 months, has been that they inherited a whole passel of problems from George W. Bush.
So, they’re going to run this fall against Bush, given their belief that more people blame the immediate past president for the nation’s woes than fault the incumbent. Guess these folks weren’t paying very much attention to polling trends, showing an increasingly number of Americans laying the blame at the feet of the current president — and his party. And now, well, I’ll turn the floor over to Julie Mason:
Forty-eight percent of likely voters blame Obama’s policies for the nation’s economic condition, compared to 47 percent who fault former President George W. Bush, according to Rasmussen Reports.
Although the difference is small and within the margin of error, the poll marks the first time in Obama’s presidency that more people blame him than Bush for the economy.
If trends continue, come November, far more voters will be blaming Obama for the nation’s economic woes while even more people will be pining for the “good ol’ days” when George W. Bush was in the White House.