My faith in humanity has been restored. Four years after he slunk away off the national stage, voters have not forgotten who is responsible for the mess the country finds itself in today, and seem to understand that President Obama has been slogging and chipping away at the vast clusterf@ck left him by George W. Bush.
Early exit polls released on Tuesday evening show that about half of voters still blame President George W. Bush more than President Barack Obama for the country’s economic problems and most cite the economy as their top issue in the election.So many voters' memories aren't quite so short after all.
The exit poll results released by The Associated Press fit with the argument Obama’s team has been making in the lead-up to the election.
Sixty percent of voters named the economy as their top issue, followed by health care in a distant second at 17 percent, the deficit at 15 percent and foreign policy at 4 percent. In 2008, 62 percent of voters said the economy was their top issue.
And conservatives have only been able to convince 15% of the populace that the deficit is about to swallow the country whole. And
Benghazi foreign policy, is resonating with 4% of the population (which probably consists of all Fox employees).
President Obama's job approval rating has climbed over 50% in the last few days, and according to the most recent ABC poll President Obama's 'strongly approve' job rating (34%) is the highest it has been since 2009. President Obama has also closed the 9 point gap with Mitt Romney in who would be best on fixing the economy, to one point.
The pundits have been robbed of one of their last talking point - no president with an approval rating under 50% has been given a second term. Along with the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, there are tangible improvements in the economy such as improved housing starts, more jobs created, and consumer confidence rising (that are being ignored in the media) which people are responding to. Only a superhuman could have undone the damage George Bush wreaked on the country; it's gratifying to see that President Obama will be given the opportunity to continue what he started.