Monday, June 11, 2007

Presidental Approval Over The Decades

There is an interesting article over at The Best Article Every Day that plots the approval ratings for US Presidents from Truman to Bush Jr. I wanted to comment on some interesting trends I noticed.

  • From Truman to Reagan, every President ends with a much lower rating than they begin, and their replacements always come into office with a higher rating than who they replaced.
  • Clinton is the only one to leave office with a higher rating than he entered with.
  • Somehow, Clinton's rating climbed when the Lewinski allegations were made and yet dropped when he was cleared of charges. Do we actually want a dirty President?
  • Bush is the only one to enter office with a lower approval rating than who he replaced.

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