American Public Not Buying “Blame Democrats” Meme

Kyle noted earlier today that the number of Americans who believe the economy is getting better is a big fat zero. Now, another poll, this one from CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, makes it clear who most Americans are blaming for the mess we’re in: the Republican Party:

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll suggests that by a 2-to-1 margin, Americans blame Republicans over Democrats for the financial crisis that has swept across the country the past few weeks — one factor that may have contributed to an apparent increase in Barack Obama’s edge over John McCain in the race for the White House.

In the new survey, released Monday afternoon, 47 percent of registered voters questioned say Republicans are more responsible for the problems currently facing financial institutions and the stock market, with 24 percent saying Democrats are more responsible. One in five of those polled blame both parties equally, and 8 percent say neither party is to blame.

The poll also indicates that more Americans think Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, would do a better job handling an economic crisis than McCain, the Republican presidential nominee. Forty-nine percent of those questioned say Obama would display good judgment in an economic crisis, 6 points higher than the number who said the same about McCain. And Obama has a 10 point lead over McCain on the question of who would better handle the economy overall.

The same poll also reveals that Obama has picked up support in two key McCain constituencies: men, and seniors.

One Response to “American Public Not Buying “Blame Democrats” Meme”

  1. silverado says:

    There is far, far more going on here with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It has been a virtual piggy bank for Democrats for years. Bush tried at some reform back in 2005, as the danger of what was to come was written on the wall then. His attempts were stonewalled, and blocked by Democrats. They destroy everything they touch. I continue to be amazed as to why the people continue to support a political Democrat party that has socialist tendencies, wants to raise taxes, has bankrupted our social security system for useless government programs that never worked. They want to tax the rich out of existence, the very people of whom create the foundation that gives you, and I, jobs. Just in case some of you out there think that I don’t know what I am talking about, I will tell you that I have lived on the other side of the fence, and I have seen first hand just what devastation and corruption that left wing politics bring. I lived 22 years in a socialist country. I saw what bought about the demise, and I am seeing the same thing happening here in America. We elected a Democrat “do-nothing” controlled congress of which has done nothing to help a sliding and crippled economy since the day they were elected, and yet the nations people still trust them with the economy. One day….you will get exactly what you voted for. I fear very much for this country.

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