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Voters Blame Obama for Sluggish Economy

By Newsmax Wires   |   Monday, 23 Jul 2012 11:18 AM

A total of 34 percent of likely voters fault President Barack Obama most for the country’s lethargic economy over the past few years, making him the top culprit in a new poll from The Hill.

After Obama, 23 percent blame Congress the most, while 20 percent blame financial institutions and corporations.

Among independents, who will likely determine the election’s outcome, 37 percent blame Obama, 29 percent blame Congress, 20 percent blame financial institutions and corporations, and 9 percent blame George W. Bush.

A 53 percent majority of voters say Obama has taken the wrong actions on the economy, slowing it down, while 42 percent say he has taken the correct actions to revive the economy.

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Among independents, 59 percent say Obama has done the wrong things for the economy, while 36 percent say he’s done the right things.

As for Congress, 30 percent of respondents think Republican members have taken the right actions to improve the economy, while 57 percent say they have taken the wrong actions.

Among independents, 26 percent say Republican congressmen have done the right things, while 59 percent say they have done the wrong things.

Is the slow pace of economic recovery inevitable? A 66 percent majority say no, that it’s the result of bad policy in Washington, D.C. Only 26 percent say the weak growth is unavoidable. Among independents, 65 percent blame Washington, and 29 percent say it’s inevitable.

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