For the first time since President Obama took office, voters see his policies as equally to blame with those of President George W. Bush for the country’s current economic problems. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters now think Obama’s policies are to blame for the continuing bad economy, up three points from last month. Forty-seven percent (47%) say the recession that began under Bush is at fault.
In fact, as Hinderaker points out, this result may even overestimate the degree to which the public still blames President Bush since the two options were not parallel: Obama on one hand, and the recession that began under Bush on the other.