Senator Barack Obama stands to benefit from the public opinion on who’s to blame for the Wall Street meltdown.Â 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:Â
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.Â