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View Diary: Weekly Tracking Poll: Stable Favorability For Dems, Continued Unfavorables For Republicans (115 comments)

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  •  That's true (0+ / 0-)

    I mean the real reason between the two is to study the difference between a politically dead person or one just suffering through a bit of a slip at the moment.

    In 2005, Bush's job approval dropped to the mid 40's, but his favorabilities were still high, meaning if he had a politically successful moment, his job approvals could rise...then Katrina happened, his favorabilities plummeted to earth and that was it.

    Had he handled Katrina better and/or Iraq had not turned into a quagmire, his job approvals could have risen significantly, but once his favorabilities were down, no surge could help him.

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