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4/8: Handling of the Economy in Mid-50’s


4/8: Handling of the Economy in Mid-50’s

A majority of U.S. voters nationwide — 54% — approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling today’s turbulent economy, and a similar proportion — 57% — report that President Obama is on the money when it comes to dealing with the current economic crisis.



When it comes to placing blame, more than three-quarters of the U.S. electorate say, today’s current economic conditions are not President Obama’s fault.  76% of voters nationwide think the economic issues facing the nation are mostly inherited while just 13% believe they are a result of Mr. Obama’s own policies.  Even a majority of Republicans — 57% — say the current economy was placed on the new president’s shoulders.

Table:  Handling of the Economy
Table: Handling of the Economic Crisis
Table:  Current Economic Conditions Inherited

Marist Poll Methodology

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  1. MIKE

    January 30, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Sadly all I see on the news is talk talk talk and more depressing numbers. With each passing month people are suffering, losing homes, etc. I read just today that more than 40 million people are now on food stamps. In 2001 it was only 17 million. This is dismal news. And no matter how high the approval ratings of anyh one party or individual what we have happening now in the real world is not reflective of the political talk talk talk. There is plenty of talk and very little real action.

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