Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NC still blaming Bush

Beyond the Perdue approval numbers we released today we also asked folks what politicians they held most responsible for the current state of the economy. George W. Bush is still holding the trophy on that one, with 56% of respondents saying they blame him to 37% for Barack Obama and 6% for Bev Perdue.

Still 14% of Democrats and 38% of independents are now pinning it on the current President, signaling at least some impatience about the lack of a turnaround six months into the Obama administration. Those Democrats faulting Obama more than Bush for the economic woes account for more than 60% of the voters within his party who said they disapproved of him on this survey.

We also drummed down on who folks were more inclined to blame just between the two sitting Democrats. Obama took 57% on that measure to 43% for Perdue but Democrats interestingly are more inclined to put it on the Governor by a margin of 63-37. That goes a long way toward explaining the poor numbers within her party.


Anonymous said...

So 24% of Democrats now disapprove of Obama's performance?

60% of 24% gets you close to 14%.

Tom Jensen said...

Your math assumes every Democrat who blames Obama instead of Bush for the economy disapproves of Obama's job performance, which is not the case.

Anonymous said...

Well, that would have been a reasonable inference. After all, if you blame someone for the economy, why would you approve of that person's performance?

So Obama's approval is down a "little." We'll see tomorrow how you define "little."

Sounds like Obama is going to post 47% approval in your state.

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