An overwhelming 84 percent of Americans in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll SAY the nation’s current economic problems were inherited by President Obama from the Bush administration and are not his fault.
Varying percentages of respondents said Obama will be held responsible for the recession if it continues another year or two or three. But only 2 percent said he should be blamed after six months in office.
Broader results of this poll will be released this evening, and I’ll update this post as they become available.
UPDATE: The WSJ/NBC poll SHOWS Obama’s overall approval rating at 60 percent, still strong considering the problems facing the nation.
Two-thirds of respondents view the president favorably and express confidence in his leadership.
The survey also shows that Americans, by a margin of more than 2-to-1, consider Democrats better suited than Republicans to get the country out of the recession.