The latest polls have shown that Bush's numbers have surged significantly in almost all measures. Specifically, Bush's job approval rating stood at 61%, a significant rise above the numbers from the last couple of months. The number of people who approved of his handing of the war in Iraq rose from 43% to 49%, and Bush's approval rating on the economy rose from 45% to 50%. Meanwhile, the latest polling numbers for the Nine Dwarves show Dean, Clark, Lieberman, and Gephardt all polling, on average, between 10-16% of the vote. Kerry's average was 8.3%, very disappointing for someone who doubtless considers himself a front-runner. Looking at the state polling numbers, it looks like Dean and Lieberman are lining up to win the most states. While Lieberman runs third nationally, he may be able to pick up enough states early on to make it interesting - and possibly force Clark out before the convention. Edwards, Kucinich, Braun, and Sharpton are most defintely also-rans.