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Bush Approval Map: March 2006

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Revel in the newest incarnation of the Bush Approval Map! This map displays the state-by-state job approval polls of Pretzeldunce Chimpy McFlightsuit. His Net Approval is his job approval minus his job disapproval ratings, with positive numbers representing states where more people approve than disapprove, and negative numbers representing the opposite.

I’ve color-coded the states according to their relative “Bush Love” in red to their relative “Bush Hate” in blue, with those states more toward the center shaded in purple. (I’ve made a change in the color scheme from the previous versions; I decided that the brighter reds and blues better visually demonstrated the figures. Plus the color shades change in 1% increments for more… uh… subtlety.)

The map begins at the 2004 Election, and every five seconds a new month appears. You can click the map to view a full-size 800×600 version. (Some months aren’t represented because no data is available at SurveyUSA.com, where I get these figures.) In the eleven months I’ve been tracking this, -24% nationwide is the lowest Bush has plummetted. Also, I’m stunned to see my home state of Idaho turning purple, and Utah, which had been hovering in the +30s and high +20s, down to a low of +13%.

Memo to Karl Rove: the Kool-Aid is wearing off. Better get around to bombing Iran soon!

[Colorfully cross-posted at Radical Writ]

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