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Poll: More blame Obama for poor economy, unemployment

Original post made by Nippy, Los Cerros Middle School, on Apr 1, 2010

Finally America is waking up and seeing the truth. President Obama would like you to believe that Bush is responsible for all of Obama's poor decisions and lack of experience. USA Today had the following poll:
In the survey last Friday through Sunday, the president gets tough treatment:

• Obama's standing on four key personal qualities, including being a strong and decisive leader and understanding the problems Americans face in their lives, has dipped. For the first time since the 2008 campaign, he fails to win a majority of people saying he shares their values and can manage the government effectively.

• Twenty-six percent say he deserves "a great deal" of the blame for the nation's economic problems, nearly double the number who felt that way last summer. In all, half say he deserves at least a moderate amount of blame.

The blame directed at his predecessor, former president George W. Bush, hasn't eased, however: 42% now give Bush "a great deal" of blame, basically unchanged from 43% last July.

• By 50%-46%, those surveyed say Obama doesn't deserve re-election.

Obama's approval rating on handling the economy, foreign affairs and the federal budget deficit hasn't significantly changed from February. It has risen a bit on health care, though he doesn't get majority approval on any of the categories.

Even so, the president fares better than other Washington leaders. In the poll, 52% say they have a favorable opinion of Obama. That's much higher than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (36%), House Republican Leader John Boehner (29%), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (29%) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (31%).

The telephone poll of 1,033 adults has a margin of error of +/—4 percentage points.

You can see the full article here - Web Link

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Posted by Katie
a resident of Danville
on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Let's not forget Obama's latest claim to fame this week - drilling off the east coast! Just one more campaign promise broken, one more base of his support alienated.

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2010 at 7:13 am

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

George W. Bush was perfect as President of the United States of America. That is why this exchange started on April 1st in recognition of his perfect foolishness.

The fiscal crisis was the result of Bush administrative policies, or the lack thereof, and was in full decline prior to Mr. Obama taking office. The violence in the world has escalated to today's volume due to the Bush Administration's alienation of world nations and his violence against the people of such nations.

There are many things for USAmericans to find dissatisfying and we all should look for their source in the first decade of this century and the destruction of USAmerica's role in global economy, community and humanity sponsored by the Bush Administration.

The issues this country faces cannot be seen through Republicans' rose colored glasses or the isolation of our nation proposed by many Democrats. Polling USAmerican voters does not provide answers to these issues or does it illustrate rational direction for the difficult job WE face as a people in recovery of our role in the world.

Thinking globally and laughing locally,

The ROFL in Ralph N. Shirlet

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Posted by Reader
a resident of Danville
on Apr 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Ralph Shirlet: The fiscal crisis was not the result of the Bush Administration. Rather, it was the result of President Clinton misguided policies of forcing lenders to ignore objective underwriting formulas, and make bad home loans to minorities based on their race, rather than credit history. President Bush just had the bad luck of having the results of President Clinton's economic policies come to fruition at the end of the Bush term. Moreover,I could care less if countries like France were "alienated" by President Bush's policies. President Bush took appropriate measures to prevent any further terrorist activities on U.S. soil after September 11th. If that "alienated" France, so be it.

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Posted by Sandra
a resident of Danville
on Apr 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm

So, 42% blame Bush for the ecomonic woes whereby 26% blame Obama. Intresting. I wonder where folks stand on our Governor considering what has happened to our state since he has been in office?

Ralph, keep posting. When my ire is called upon re: one of these threads, I can count on you to bring me down to earth - lauging all the way.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

President Obama is leading us out of the Bush recession. Only someone with the great skills of Pres Obama would have our GNP back into growth as quickly as Pres Obama. Some people have a short memory. Bush/Cheney was the worst President in the history of our great country.

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Posted by Reader
a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

"Bob": Yes, YOU do have a very short memory, as apparently you forgot how President Carter's "economic policies", which are very similar to President Obama, led to 18% interest rates and a near historic recession. The only thing President Obama "leads" in is the amount of cigarettes smoked in the white house. It is a national disgrace to have our President have so little self control that he still smokes cigarettes: What a great role model for our youth!!

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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Danville
on Apr 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Cost of GW Bush's Iraq War, which now most republicans in congress agree we should not have indertaken: $716 Billion
Web Link

Obama's Promise keeping Record:
Web Link

Inventing the Clinton Recession:
Web Link

Keep spinning.

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Posted by Reader
a resident of Danville
on Apr 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Chuck: Do you have a web link for the amount of cigarettes Obama has smoked in our white house? Maybe if he did not smoke cigarettes, he could actually throw the first baseball out like a man.

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Posted by Gerald
a resident of Danville
on Apr 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Obama smokes?!

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