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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