Thanks, Obama

A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane [Katrina] that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.

… Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama … was more responsible.

(TPM)

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A 2010 Harris Interactive poll found that the following percentage of Americans believed about President Obama that:

  • He is a socialist (40%)
  • He wants to take away Americans’ right to own guns (38%)
  • He is a Muslim (32%)
  • He wants to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to a one world government (29%)
  • He was not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president (25%)
  • He may be the Anti-Christ (14%)
  • He wants the terrorists to win (13%)

These beliefs split clearly along partisan lines. Republicans believed the following about President Obama:

  • He is a socialist (67%)
  • He wants to take away Americans’ right to own guns (61%)
  • He is a Muslim (57%)
  • He wants to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to a one world government (51%)
  • He was not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president (45%)
  • He may be the Anti-Christ (24%)
  • He wants the terrorists to win (22%)

Read: Priceonomics