For Democrats and left-wing journalists, surely the most maddening trend in the Quinnipiac Poll must have been the finding that during May, when the establishment media kept pounding Bush over the Iraq War, Kerry’s favorable rating dropped while Bush’s held steady. In a poll released March 24, 45% said they had a “favorable opinion” of Bush. That dropped to 40% on May 5, but held steady at that number through May 26. Kerry’s favorable rating, by contrast, dropped and dropped and dropped. On March 24, it was 30%; on May 5, it was 27%; and on May 26, it was 26%.
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