Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Some Context on Those Poll Numbers

From Powerline

Bush's poll numbers are typical for just about any president at his low ebb.

*Johnson: 35%
*Nixon: 24%
*Ford: 37%
*Carter: 28%
*Reagan: 35%
*Bush I: 29%
*Clinton: 37%

Contrary to what you might surmise from screaming newspaper headlines, every president from Johnson to the present has gone through a period when his poll numbers were around where Bush's are now; in several instances, lower. So maybe it's time to ease off on the poll hysteria and get back to talking about the substantive pros and cons of the president's policies.

Isn't context a wonderful thing.

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