# Posted 1:25 AM by Ariel David Adesnik
BUSH'S APPROVAL RATING: If you put together three years of polling results
, things look pretty bad for the President. However, if neither of these compilations controls for either the post-9/11 rally effect or the state of the economy. Thus, while Crooked Timber
[I just can't refer to Kevin as "Political Animal" -- ed.
] suggest otherwise, I'm not sure these graphs do much to change the established conventional wisdom that Bush's re-election will depend on America's GDP growth and unemployment rates.
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