Monday, January 29, 2007

Shorter Hindrocket at Power Line:

If you factor out all the people who don't like him, Bush remains an incredibly popular president.

And if you factor out all the polls that show his popularity declining and concentrate on the one poll that doesn't show that, it turns out he's as popular as ever.

I wish I were exaggerating.


Incidentally, here's my favorite statistic from the new Newsweek poll:

more than half the country (58 percent) say they wish the Bush presidency were simply over


The president's approval ratings are at their lowest point in the poll's history -- 30 percent

But you shouldn't pay attention to that, because a poll that shows Bush's popularity declining is, by definition, unreliable.


(It should also be noted that Newsweek's poll shows Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both beating McCain and Giuliani, while John Edwards beats McCain and is statistically even with Rudy.)


UPDATE: Hindrocket's statistical analysis is demolished here and here.

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