Nearly half disapprove of Obama's handling of economy, survey finds

In late July of 2010, voters for the first time viewed Obama's policies as being as damaging to the economy as President George W. Bush's, who enacted over $1 trillion in tax relief that added directly to the deficit and stimulated little job creation.

Poor marks for Obama on the economy come mostly from non-Democrats.

Seventy-eight percent of Republicans and 69 percent of independents give the president poor marks on the economy. Sixty-two percent of Democrats say Obama is doing a good or excellent job on the economy.

The Rasmussen survey was conducted between Sept. 6-7 and tapped the opinion of 1,000 likely voters.