Death Of A Fox Talking Point: Poll Shows Americans Still “Blaming Bush” For Economy

During a preview of a speech on the economy that President Obama gave today in Cleveland, Fox anchor Megyn Kelly reported that Obama would not introduce new initiatives, but instead would “refram[e]” his message. Describing Obama's previous themes on the subject, Kelly said that Obama has tried “the blaming Bush thing” but that it doesn't “seem to be resonating.”

In fact, according to a poll released today, Americans actually do agree that President Bush deserves a large share of blame for economic problems. According to a new Gallup survey, over two-thirds of the country say Bush deserves either “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” of blame for the economy, compared to just over half who say the same about Obama:

Gallup writes:

The percentage [of Americans] blaming Bush dropped to about 70% in August 2010, and has stayed roughly in that range since. Meanwhile, about half of Americans have blamed Obama since March 2010, with little substantive change from then to the present.

This is part of Fox News' campaign to shift all responsibility for economic problems to Obama while absolving President Bush.

From Fox News' America Live: