The 1995-96 Shutdowns and Approval of Bill Clinton

by John Sides on April 8, 2011 · 1 comment

in Public opinion

clinton approval shutdown.png

In case there is another shutdown, I wanted to repost my graph of Clinton’s approval during the 1995-96 shutdowns. Again, the point is that — as measured by approval — Clinton did not clearly benefit from the shutdown, even if he is perceived to have “won” the battle with the Republicans. See more in my “first post”: .

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Sean April 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

Uh, looks to me like he was flat until the first shutdown, then starts trending steadily upward.

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