W's Trick or Treat: Libby goes down, W's polls go up
For somebody, this is going to be a really bad Halloween.
W was supposed to be on the ropes. The NY Times was declaring last week to be the worst week of his presidency. The press expected W to be battered by the indictment of Karl Rove. Scooter Libby got hit instead, and the natural conclusion would be that W's popularity would take a hit as well.
Rasmussen has the stats:
Fri 28 October: 40%
Sat 29 October: 42
Sun 30 October: 43
Mon 31 October: 45
W's approval rating goes up 5 points instead. Perhaps the public took the indictment of Libby as indication that Rove and the others were probably in the clear. In any case, having made what looks like a politically very successful appointment in Judge Alito, W starts off the new week on the comeback trail...