THIS poll is a month old, but it’s consistent with surveys over the past three years:


Americans are still more likely to blame former President George W. Bush “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” than President Barack Obama for the country’s current economic problems. More Americans blamed Bush during Obama’s first year as president in 2009; however, since mid-2010, views have been steady at levels similar to today’s.


About a third of Americans, 35%, assign a high degree of blame to Bush alone for current economic problems, about double the percentage blaming solely Obama (19%). Another 34% blame both, ...

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THIS poll is a month old, but it’s consistent with surveys over the past three years:

Americans are still more likely to blame former President George W. Bush “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” than President Barack Obama for the country’s current economic problems. More Americans blamed Bush during Obama’s first year as president in 2009; however, since mid-2010, views have been steady at levels similar to today’s.

About a third of Americans, 35%, assign a high degree of blame to Bush alone for current economic problems, about double the percentage blaming solely Obama (19%). Another 34% blame both, ...

Read more