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Thursday, December 09, 2010

51 Percent Say They Are Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

Of course at the end of the article written about the poll that showed 51 percent of Americans say they are worse off since Barack Obama took office, Bloomberg trots out the old it's Bush's fault argument, which falls flat two years after Obama took office, but the numbers themselves from the poll are clear.

More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.

The survey, conducted Dec. 4-7, finds that 51 percent of respondents think their situation has deteriorated, compared with 35 percent who say they’re doing better. The balance isn’t sure. Americans have grown more downbeat about the country’s future in just the last couple of months, the poll shows. The pessimism cuts across political parties and age groups, and is common to both sexes.

The media can spin all they want, but the American people are the ones that vote during presidential elections and when the voters feel the pain in their wallet two years after a president takes office, they will stop pointing at the president before him and start pointing their fingers directly at him.

Since Bloomberg decided to use Ronald Reagan as an example in their article, I point you to Willisms who pulls a chart from Heritage showing the visible difference between Reagan's economics and Obama's and what both have done for unemployment and recovery.

I am going to give the last word to Jim Geraghty over at NRO:

Actually, I’m sure there are some Americans who are better off now than they were two years ago: Gun-shop owners, Juan Williams, Fox News Channel advertising sales directors, all of the new GOP members of Congress . . .