Wednesday, April 19, 2006

President's Popularity Tracks Gas Price

Here's an interesting graph from an economist's blog called Heavy Lifting. It's a bit hard to read from this picture, (click on it to bring it up) but the red line is President Bush's popularity rating, and the blue line is the inverse of the price of gasoline. Price goes down, popularity goes up. I know Americans tend to vote the pocketbook, but I didn't realize it moved like clockwork. The professor's going to do the same thing with deaths in Iraq as well. Interesting.

2 Comments:

At 11:44 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Pretty amazing to see it right there in black in white --- er -- blue and red.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Alison said...

what was that massive leap from nowhere at the start? i cant see the date.

 

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