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July 27, 2006

Bush's latest approval ratings

I was wondering how Bush's polling numbers were a couple of days ago. You might remember how, in June, everyone was obsessing about Bush's low approval ratings. Then, when his numbers rose into the 40s, conservatives (or maybe just my boy Fred Barnes) started going nuts. How Bush had turned a corner, how his terrible numbers were about bad luck over things like Katrina and Harriet Miers.Well, the latest approval ratings don't indicate any statistically significant upward trend. In June, Bush had a 37% approval rating, now it is at 39%, well within the range of error. Maybe Bush is a really crappy president, or maybe it is still more bad luck.