Poll Warning: Bush is climbing steadily
by drlimerick, Wed Sep 06, 2006 at 10:14:09 AM EDT
I (wearing my Pollkatz hat) just want to point out that Bush has been
climbing in the polls, steadily, since he bottomed out in May. Before you say "gasoline prices," wait a minute.
Yes, Bush's approval tanked as gas prices rose (pun sort of intended) in the winter and spring, but gas prices topped out in April, and only in August did they start to fall appreciably. But Bush has been trending up since May.
What's really ominous is that this is only the second time in Bush's reign where he's enjoyed a steady rise in approval in the absence of a crisis (9/11, going to war, capture of Saddam). The other time began in the summer of 2004, and peaked just in time for the election. Bush is about 12-15 points lower now than then, but the trend line looks eerily the same.
What this bodes for the fall elections, I don't know.