Really bad news for Obama: He gets the blame for running up the deficit – he cannot keep blaming it on George Bush. The voters are not as dumb as the White House thinks they are.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of U.S. voters say President Obama’s policies have increased the size of the federal deficit, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Only five percent (5%) say the president’s policies have cut the deficit, and 10% say they have had no impact. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
Eighty percent (80%) of investors say Obama’s policies have driven up the deficit, a view shared by just 57% of non-investors.
Not surprisingly, 88% of Republicans blame the president’s policies, compared to 52% of Democrats. But 79% of voters not affiliated with either party agree.
That last number is a disaster for Obama, but even a majority – a straight majority – of Democrats agree that Obama is running up the debt.
Add crap and tax and health care “reform” and you ain’t seen nothing yet, folks. Taxes will skyrocket, energy costs will skyrocket and quality and availability of health care will plummet – unless you have the solid platinum health care benefits of Federal employees, that is.
Democrat flaks are trying to paint the rising wave of protests at congressional town hall meetings as the work of lobbyists and/or paid activists. These poll numbers contradict that particular attempt at spin. The voters know who is to blame here and they are letting their representatives know – up close and personal – that they are mad as hell about it.
Ignore this at your own risk, Democrats. These are very, very bad numbers for your party.