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    Thursday, June 15, 2006

    Bush approval and the Economy

    A Gallup poll released this week stated that 37% of respondents approve of President Bush' handling of the economy. Now, listen; there are myriad issues that I disapprove of President Bush' handling (Immigration, gay marriage, ...), but I don't understand how any objective observer can say that his handling of the economy is subpar. The economy is booming, and has been booming since the dive bomb after 9/11. Unemployment keeps decreasing, the DOW has been hovering near an all-time high. So, considering that the majority of indicators all point to a strong economy, why is this figure so low?

    Am I missing something?

    1 Comments:

    Blogger Ben A. Johnson said...

    People poll at the pump.

    8:38 PM  

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