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Things Are Looking Up

In the last Gallup poll of his presidency, George W. Bush’s job approval rating is 34 percent, with 61 percent disapproval.  The 34 percent approval figure is the highest for Bush in a year.  Among Republicans, Bush’s approval is 75 percent, up from its low of 55 percent in October. Among Democrats, Bush approval is six percent — it’s been in single digits for a very, very long time.  Among independents, Bush approval is 28 percent.  By the way, Laura Bush closes out the White House years with 76 percent favorable rating, 15 percent unfavorable.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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