I haven’t seen this noted anywhere, but President Bush’s approval ratings are on the rise again. These numbers from the Rasmussen poll are interesting. Bush bottomed out at 40% on Friday, after sliding steadily downhill through the month of October. Since then, however, he has bounced back to 45%, as of today.
I suspect that the improvement is mostly among Republicans, and relates primarily to Harriet Miers’ withdrawal. Over the next few days, Bush’s ratings should rise further in response to his nomination of Sam Alito.