Poll Results – Readers Blame Obama For the Economy by a 3 to 1 Margin

Weekend poll results are in and they demonstate a clear and overwhelming economic resentment towards our current President.  (Well, overwhelming for us… We’re a young site so cut us some slack!)

We asked:

Whose economic policies are most responsible for the country’s current fiscal problems?

The results follow…

President George W. Bush 25%

President Obama 75%

There was also some spirited debate amongst Mental Recession readers on both sides of the aisle.

James wrote the following:

“Actually it would be much more accurate to say that Reganomics started this mess. Clinton ignored the problem. Then Bush contributed to the downward slide with his ridiculous spending and Obama’s inability to get the Republicans in congress to stop playing their stupid games and work toward a solution is how we got to where we are now.”

While Michael responded with:

Obama owned both houses of Congress for the first two years of his term. Give up beating that dead horse. Try letting the man have some ownership of his economic problems instead of blaming someone else.

The biggest critic may be Obama himself, however.  For it was the President who famously told Matt Lauer that (paraphrased)  ‘if I can’t turn the economy around in three years, then I’ll be a one-term President.’

What do you think?

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