The conventional wisdom among the DC media for the last year or so has been that President Obama owns the economy. The Republicans, naturally, continue to blame the economy on President Obama — they don’t seem to remember anything that happened prior to January 2009.
Remember in 2008 when the instant polls following the presidential debates contradicted the reactions of the cable news pundits? The same thing happened with the new CBS News / New York Times poll. Who do the American people blame for the slow economy?
George W. Bush: 26 percent
Wall Street and financial institutions: 25 percent
Congress: 11 percent
President Obama: 8 percent
Yes, despite what we hear on cable news and talk radio, the American people have decent memories. And thank goodness for it.
CORRECTION: I corrected the numbers and the link. They’re almost exactly the same.