CNN Poll: Republican Policies at Fault for Financial Crisis

Senator Barack Obama stands to benefit from the public opinion on who’s to blame for the Wall Street meltdown.  According to a new poll by CNN, Americans blame Republicans and their policies by a two-to-one margin, which has to make it hard for John McCain to paint himself as the ideal person to reform Wall Street.

From the story: 

In the new survey, released Monday afternoon, 47 percent of registered voters questioned say Republicans are more responsible for the problems currently facing financial institutions and the stock market, with 24 percent saying Democrats are more responsible. One in five of those polled blame both parties equally, and 8 percent say neither party is to blame.

I have to guess that Americans just aren’t buying McCain’s line that he’s for controls after 26 years as a demonstrated deregulator. 

  6 comments for “CNN Poll: Republican Policies at Fault for Financial Crisis

  1. RHackett
    September 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Okay. Who else here is laughing so hard at the conservative punditry’s comments regarding this fiasco? The remarks were so predictable it defies belief. This post on the OC Blog does something we have come to count on from the party of personal responsibility. Blame Clinton.

    There are no atheists in the foxholes. We can be assured there are no “free marketeers” during a financial meltdown such as the one we are seeing.

    If my HTML didn’t work, here is the Red County link.

    Be warned. Make sure you either have an empty bladder or have control of your bodily functions before reading.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    September 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac

    One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager from the end of 2005 through last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure contradicts a statement Sunday night by Mr. McCain that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had no involvement with the company for the last several years.

    Read More:

  3. September 23, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Here’s the video, hackett:

    Don’t worry, nobody at Red-Faced County has any original thoughts.

  4. Lefty
    September 24, 2008 at 12:17 am

    “Just the facts, madam” …

    Absolutely Republicans are to blame.

    McCain & his buddy/ advisor Gramm are in the thick of it. McCain was proportedly worried about going to jail for his role in the previous financial fiasco (Keating).

    But Clinton sold us out too.

    He pushed for the deregulation & he signed the legislation.

    He exported USA jobs abroad (NAFTA, PNTR, etc)

    He’s Wall Street’s boy.

  5. Bob
    September 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Not that anyone here cares what really happened…

    Note that none of these Democrats are talking now…

  6. Bruce Wiseman
    October 1, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Ok lets get this party started. What policy exactly are we talking about here. What did Republican’s do, what legislation did they pass or what legislation did they oppose during the last 10 years that has caused the situation we are in. If you quote Graham/Biley please quote specific’s that caused the situation we are currently facing. Then once you aredone go to the following link.

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