New polls by Time and Newsweek released over the weekend bring the estimated approval of President Bush to 33.9%. Both polls came in well below the previous trend estimate of 34.9% resulting in a substantial shift in the estimate. Time's poll, taken 3/9-12/07 found approval at 32%, disapproval at 61%. Newsweek's was conducted 3/14-16/07 has approval at 30%, disapproval at 60%.
A fuller explanation of these graphs is available here.
The residuals for recent trend estimates remain well behaved, and the two latest polls are well within the 95% confidence region.
Estimated approval has bounced around about as much as usual, ranging between 33% and 35% for a while now.
Cross-posted at Political Arithmetik.
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