A month ago, [Bush's] critics said George Bush would continue to lose public support for the war in Iraq. I’m happy to report that they were dead wrong.I'm sure he doesn't expect anyone to actually look this up-- Bush's approval numbers are at 47%, with a 52% disapproval rating. Also, while I don't have Clinton's approval numbers for the December of his 5th year, I do have his approval numbers for November of his 5th year-- 57%. While I am loathe to admit it but Reagan was even more popular, he was at 65% in the November of his 5th year. So unless both Reagan and Clinton took a big nosedive in December of their respective 5th years, Scarborough is l-y-i-n-g.
The latest Rasmussen poll shows the president’s job approval rating up 6 points since mid-December, to stand at 50%. Today -- in the midst of a protracted war on terror -- Bush’s approval rating is higher than either Reagan’s or Clinton’s at the same point in their second terms.
The truth is that not only is Bush doing worse than either Bush or Clinton but he's only been at 47% for a short time, as everyone is well aware his numbers have been been in the low 40s and mid to upper 30s for the past few months. So, it's a bit premature to say it's a comeback and miles away from "dead wrong." Although don't let the facts stop you from gloating.