Harris Poll finds that Bush is still blamed for meltdown

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Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): A Harris Poll has found that former President George W. Bush continues to be blamed for the country's economic troubles more than his successor, Barack Obama.

Thirty-one percent of the 2,344 adults surveyed said Bush deserves to be blamed the most blame for the crisis, while 16 percent of those polled, put the blame on Democrats. Republicans in Congress were blamed by nine percent of respondents, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was blamed by four percent, Politico reports.

A majority of Democrats - 53 percent - blamed Bush for the economy. Republicans, meanwhile, blamed Democrats in Congress more than Obama.

"The memory of President George W. Bush and the state of the economy he left as part of his legacy still sticks in the craw of Americans," wrote pollster Louis Harris in his analysis.

Republicans were also split when asked to identify the most powerful figure in the GOP.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney rated highest with 14 percent, but he was swamped by the 44 percent of respondents who were either "not sure" or would have picked someone other than the eight Republicans listed.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin finished second among Republicans with 13 percent. (ANI)

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