Tuesday, March 31, 2009

U.S. voters don't blame Obama for economy


So he runs on being the answer for everything, and then (relatively speaking) gets a free pass on.......nearly everything.

This is NOT a rhetorical question: When will he be held accountable in the polls for the economy?


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, Rich. I'm the raging liberal who's run into you in the comments at Zach's place. But I respect your style and wish you the best of luck.

    As for your question, polls seem to suggest a majority of folks are willing to give him a year to 18 months to start showing some significant improvement in the economy before it starts falling on his shoulders, which to me seems fairly reasonable, though personally I'll give him more like 2 since most past evidence shows that's about how long it takes to start seriously recovering from major recessions. Regardless, I suspect in reality voters will be a bit less patient than they're telling the pollsters now - perhaps more like 9-12 months.

  2. I'd prefer that both the President and his supporters would hold him accountable sooner rather than later. We ALL can't afford to let him slide too long.