In a January poll, relatively unknown Mary Taylor was 30 points behind Mike DeWine (who already had high name recognition among Ohioans) for tomorrow’s primary for governor.  In a more recent poll, Taylor had closed that gap to only 17 points.

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A reader suggests that people should know about this, given the (liberal) narrative that Bush was a very bad, and very unpopular, president:

Gallup not only offers weekly averages of the current president’s job-approval ratings (“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?”), but also offers a number of historical comparisons.  Here are a few that I think are especially of interest:

Obama currently (March 19th–25th): 46%

“Term average to date” (January 2009–present): 49%

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