WASHINGTON, DC—The don’t blame me president won’t welcome the latest round of polling that shows empirical proof his base is blaming him instead of the evil George W. Bush for the country’s woes. A Reuters-Ipsos poll shows support waning for the blame Bush strategy as voters feel its Obama’s turn to take responsibility for the direction of the country with a staggering 67 percent responding the president is not focused on the economy and joblessness.
Moreover, an AP-Univision poll finds that Hispanics are increasingly troubled by Obama’s lack of attention to their demographic, with 43 percent stating he is not meeting their needs
Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling notes, "A lot of these folks wouldn't like him no matter what, but I think the country has pretty much the same problems it did before Obama took office—at least that's how voters feel—and more and more that's becoming Obama's fault rather than Bush's fault."
The Reuters-Ipsos poll also found that only 34 percent approved of the one-time community organizer’s job, with 46 percent saying his performance was unsatisfactory. The overarching conclusion is with a year and a half in office, Obama should be taking responsibility instead of blaming the ghosts of president’s past.
-- Owen E. Richason IV
Chief Editor, Killswitch Politick