Thursday, August 04, 2011

NY Times poll: "plurality blames Bush, not Obama, for the deficit"

Greg Sargent:
* The new New York Times poll finds a plurality blames Bush, not Obama, for the deficit, and 72 percent disapprove of the GOP’s handling of the debt ceiling fight, versus only 47 percent who disapprove of Obama’s handling of it.

* But: The poll also finds that only 15 percent think the spending cuts in the deal went too far, versus 44 percent who said they don’t go far enough.

Those numbers mirror Gallup’s findings and suggest yet again that the public has internalized key aspects of the conservative economic worldview. MORE...

Howie P.S.: I hope the electorate is able to figure out by time the next elections roll around that G. W. only managed to create the deficit with the help of many others in his party and with the aid and comfort of some DINOS (DemocratsInNameOnly).

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