Entering 2004, President Bush’s poll numbers are looking good, especially for his reelection. Even ignoring the fact that he may be running against a Democratic candidate that just cannot win in Howard Dean, Bush’s numbers should slide him into the White House in next year’s presidential election.
President Bush (news – web sites) is ending his third year in office with 63% job approval, the highest rating of any president since Lyndon Johnson, who finished 1963 with a 74% rating a month after John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
And aside from Carter, the article points out, presidents entering their third year polling over 50 percent have won reelection ever since FDR.
It’s good news for Bush and bad for Dems.