If there was ever a metric to show how unpopular Obama is becoming, this poll clearly shows it.
From Public Policy Polling:
Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President. MORE
The blame Bush game is more than getting stale. At some point Obama has to take responsibility for his actions. Yes Bush ran up the deficit, but it was Obama and his administration that has exploded it. Obama can blame Bush until the cows come home, but people can see where all the new spending is coming from.
I have repeatedly said that because of all the promises and fanfare of Obama’s election, his failure to deliver on those promises will put him at risk of becoming the most despised president in our history. Americans hate getting suckered and Obama is starting to look like he played America for a fool.