(Newsroom America) -- Fully two-thirds of voters say the continued bad economy is Washington's fault, with a plurality of voters blaming President Obama's policies.
The survey, conducted for The Hill newspaper by Pulse Opinion Research, found that 66 percent of voters blame Washington; 34 percent blame Obama while 23 percent find Congress most at fault.
Twenty percent say its Wall Street's fault, while 18 percent blamed former President George W. Bush, the survey said.
The results indicate Obama has an uphill battle for reelection regarding what most voters, according to a host of other surveys, regard as the primary issue heading into the November elections.
The poll found that 53 percent of respondents believe Obama has taken the wrong actions that have in turn led to an economic slowdown, compared with 42 percent who say his actions are right and another 6 percent who were unsure.
Throughout his campaign Obama has argued that his policies are having a positive impact on the economy. As in 2008, he has also continued to blame his predecessor, Bush.
"The problems we’re facing right now have been more than a decade in the making," he said at a campaign event last month in Cleveland.
The survey is not all bad news for the president.
It also found that nearly six-in-10 voters blame Republicans in Congress for impeding Obama's policies.
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