From Huffington Post:
For the first time, more than 50 percent of Americans blame President Barack Obama for the nation’s economic woes, a Gallup poll released Thursday finds.
An unemployment crisis, falling home values and incomes, the debt ceiling debate and rising poverty may be making Americans less confident in the president’s ability to keep the economy on sound footing. In an effort to boost employment and spur growth, Obama unveiled a plan earlier this month that includes a combination of spending and tax cuts, known as the American Jobs Act.
Even if Americans blame the president for the struggling economy, they’re supportive of his proposed efforts to fix it, according to The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank. The organization cited multiple polls before Obama announced the jobs act, which found more Americans supported a payroll tax cut and infrastructure spending than didn’t, two measures which the president included in his proposal.
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