An Easy Poll-Axing

For one-quarter of the nation, the honeymoon (what there was of it) is now over. Sizing up Ronald Reagan's first two months in office, 24% disapproved of his performance, according to the latest Gallup poll. That is the biggest negative rating for a newly elected President in 28 years of polling comparable situations. (Dwight Eisenhower, the first newly elected President to have his popularity tested, had a disapproval rating of 8% shortly after taking office.) And Reagan's approval rating, 59%, was the lowest at this early stage of a newly elected Administration in the poll's history. The latest Harris survey, meanwhile,...

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