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Monday, January 02, 2006

Bush Approval Ratings On Rise

Website realclearpolitics has Bush's approval ratings on the rise. One poll they track even shows a 50% job approval rating. There are many theories regarding Bush's comeback. Here are a few:

1) Conservatives were upset about war and Harriet Miers -- now they are coming home after the relatively-violence-free election and the nomination of Samuel Alito.

2) Democrats made a mistake by U.S. Rep. Murtha calling for immediate withdrawal before election. Bush is a counter-puncher. Democrats should have just let him rot on the vine rather than pick a fight. Poll bounce due to election was mostly Dems' fault.

3) According to Wall Street Journal, economy is going well -- President gets some credit.

4) When the topic in the papers is national security, Bush does well. When the topic is domestic policy, he doesn't.

My inclination is to believe #2. Bush's better poll numbers is the Dems' fault. The Dems are blowing a big opportunity. If Dean and the Deaniacs don't turn it around, they will get whipped in 2006.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Certainly, the Murtha hoopla allowed Bush to change the debate of the war from Bush lied to when the troops should be pulled out.

In the end, however, the NSA stuff will bring Bush back with independents. it reminds people why they voted for Bush over Kerry in 04'

10:35 PM, January 02, 2006  

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