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Cheap Gas, Happy Voters?


WASHINGTON – Consumer confidence zoomed to a seven-month high as lower gasoline prices made people feel a lot better about the current economic climate and their own financial standing.

Meanwhile, Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll shows President Bush’s approval ratings peaking due to “resurgence of support among the President’s base.” I doubt they’ll break yesterday’s high of 47% — one would expect the anniversary of 9/11 the be Bush’s best day of the fall — but the new burst of economic good feelings could easily give Bush a higher floor than he’s had in recent months. If that trend lasts through election day, that’s got to have some effect on the results.

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