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POLL: Gallup Bush, Congress, Dems


Additional results from the most recent Gallup national survey (Bush/Congress results, Dem results) of 531 Democrats and those who lean Democratic (conducted 9/14 through 9/16) finds:

  • 36% approve of the job George Bush is doing as president -- "the highest since April 2007;" 62% disapprove.
  • 24% approve of the job Congress is doing -- "the largest one-month increase in support for Congress [up from 18% in August] seen since the Democrats took majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January."
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Barack Obama (47% to 25%) in a national primary; former Sen. John Edwards trails at 11%, Gov. Bill Richardson at 5%. All other candidates receive less than 5% each.
  • Among 2,472 Democrats and those who lean Democratic (combining data from the last five Gallup national surveys), Clinton leads Obama among union members (45% to 19%) while Edwards trails at 17%. Among non-members, Clinton leads Obama (46% to 26%) while Edwards trails at 13%.

 

Comments
Andrew:

This is an outlier.
Among the polls released this week, this is the only one showing both Bush and congress improving.

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J.R.:

No, it is not an outlier.

Both the Bush and Congressional approval ratings are within the normal variation that can be expected from an average of all mainstream polls.

A poll that was "the only one showing both Bush and congress improving" would not qualify as an outlier on that basis alone. And FOX News/Opinion Dynamics, released 6 days ago, showed increases for both.

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