Keep Talking, Mr. President.

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Dec 19, 2005 2:32 PM

Keep talking.

Bush's overall approval rating rose to 47 percent, up from 39 percent in early November, with 52 percent saying they disapprove of how he is handling his job. His approval rating on Iraq jumped 10 percentage points since early November to 46 percent, while his rating on the economy rose 11 percentage points to 47 percent. A clear majority, 56 percent, said they approve of the way Bush is handling the fight against terrorism -- a traditional strong point in his reputation that nonetheless had flagged to 48 percent in the November poll.

UPDATE: Umm, I've been looking, but can't seem to spot the party breakdown of this sample. I'll keep looking.