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Gallup: For the First Time, a Majority Blames Obama for the Economy

1:00 PM, Sep 21, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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Earlier this morning, I noted that for the first time more Americans had an unfavorable view of the President than a favorable one. Well, here's some more bad news from the latest Gallup poll that's likely to reverberate around the White House:

Former president George W. Bush deserves a great deal of blame [for the economy], 36% say, a decline of 7 percentage points since mid-2009, five months after he had left office.

Twenty-four percent say Obama deserves a great deal of the blame, up 10 points since 2009. For the first time since he took office, a majority of Americans — including six in 10 independents — say he deserves a great deal or moderate amount of blame for the nation's economic woes.

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