So much for the Bush Bounce
. The last time we discussed
the president's job approval numbers, we noted that the CNN-USA Today
poll, which showed the president popping back up to 56%, seemed to be an outlier.
Most of the other polls taken around the same time showed him hovering just over 50%
Since then three new polls
are out. And they tend to confirm that judgment. If anything they show an extremely slight deterioration.
Pew has the president at 50%; Zogby has him at 49%; and Fox/Opinion Dynamics has him at 52%.
The Fox/Opinion Dynamics poll is constantly more favorable to Republicans than the other major public polls -- at least by my experience as a pretty close observer.
If he can't get over 52% in that one, he's got a bit of work to do.