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Despite the economy seeming more and more like an albatross hanging around Barack Obama’s neck, a new Quinnipiac poll shows that Americans still blame George W. Bush far more than the president:

American voters disapprove 56 – 38 percent of the way President Barack Obama is handling the economy, but by 45 – 38 percent they trust the president more than congressional Republicans to handle the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The country is in a recession, 71 percent of American voters say, but by 54 – 27 percent they blame former President George W. Bush more than President Obama.

As long as a majority say the economy is mostly Bush’s fault, a path to victory remains clear for Obama winning a second term.

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