Friday, January 24, 2003

Pollkatz (part of the Dr. Limerick family of fun anti-Bush blogs) tracks the Gallup approval rating of six presidents, including Shrub. One result is not so astounding - Shrub spiked after 9/11 and has been on a sharp linear downward trend since. Nothing that steep since Nixon. The other one was a surprise give press corps spin about Vile Bill Clinton vs. the 'universally loved' Ronald Reagan - after year 1, Clinton's approval rating tracked nearly exactly with Reagan's until year 6, when Iran-Contra busted out and Reagan tanked. The Monica bit (broke in year 5) on the other hand did nothing; Clinton still tracked with Reagan.

One thing to take home: even after sharp drops, LBJ and Dick Nixon cratered out. Tipsy's ratings have dropped more sharply for longer than anyone else's since these polls started without any sign of it cratering out. Mebbe Howie Kurtz should be sent a copy before he blathers on about how Cokespoon's ratings are 'stratospheric'.

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