49% Blame Bush for Bad Economy, 44% Blame Obama

Townhall.com Staff

11/2/2010 8:35:29 AM - Townhall.com Staff

With Election Day at hand, voters are more narrowly divided than they have been for much of this year over which president to blame for the nation's current economic problems.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters say the economic problems are primarily due to the recession which began under President George W. Bush's administration. But 44% now feel the policies of President Obama are more to blame.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters trust their own judgment more than Obama's when it comes to the major economic issues affecting the nation. Only 31% trust the president's judgment more. A majority of voters have trusted themselves more than Obama to handle the economy since June of last year.