Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tea Leaves

There is a great danger in trying to read trends from a single day of polling -- but here I go anyway. In the Saturday Rasmussen Bush Job Approval rating, Bush's numbers fell below 40% for the first time in over a month. Two things strike me - 1) Bush usually sees his numbers go up on Saturday and Sunday in this poll (don't ask me why, but it is a trend I have noticed); and 2) the Foley scandal and apparent coverup, coupled with the Abramoff report and Woodward's book could really poison the atmosphere for republicans by reminding the public just how bad things have gotten in Washington under GOP control.