A new poll from WSJ/NBC shows that Mitt Romney is leading the Republican field, but that only 45% of the party is excited about the electorate.
Digging deeper into the survey, there are some interesting facts, including this Question 23, which surprised us a lot. Still more people blame Bush for the economy than Obama.
As you can see, 14% still view Bush as “solely responsible” vs. 10% for Obama. And 33% say Bush is “mainly responsible” vs. 24% for Obama.
Meanwhile, this is worrisome for the economy overall. The number of people who think the economy is will get worse over the next 12 months jumped by 43% (from 21% of the public to 30% of the public).
And yet we’re a little surprised to see this. Despite the rise in gloom, the number of people who approve of Obama’s handling of the economy has ticked up since last month.
You can download the full poll here (.pdf).
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