To no surprise, the overwhelming number of Democrats in this poll still blame George W. Bush for the miserable Obama economy. That’s right. Twenty-eight months of the Obama presidency have passed and folks are still blaming his predecessor. Have they been paying even the slightest attention to the dreadful economic news?
More than one in three likely voters expect to be worse off when they go to the polls a year from this November, a somber fact for President Obama’s reelection campaign, while just 25 percent believe they will be better off, according to this week’s The Hill poll.
Thirty-nine percent said they expect to be in the same economic position they are now, but 65 percent also said they believe the country is on the wrong track.
The most optimistic group is liberals, with 41 percent of them expecting to be in a better position financially. Just 25 percent of centrists feel that way, and only 15 percent of conservatives.
Forty-one percent of liberals expect to be better off? What, are they getting a cut of the Obama stash?
Forty-eight percent say they believe Obama has had a negative effect on the economy during his first term, while 41 percent say he has helped it, although by a 47-42 percent margin they still blame former President George W. Bush more than Obama for its current state.
Bush never had unemployment nearly as high as Obama, yet he gets the blame? Well, that’s one accomplishment for Obama. He and his lamstream media lapdogs have done their best to bamboozle their supporters. What we’re now seeing are millions of chronically unemployed, with little hope in sight.
“They’re saying there are more jobs. I’m just wondering where those jobs are,” Lambrecht said.
About 6.2 million Americans, 45.1 percent of all unemployed workers in this country, have been jobless for more than six months – a higher percentage than during the Great Depression.