April 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Policy Explained Tactics and Strategy Battleground Performance Historical Outlook/Trend Other
Clinton (1993) 35% 22% 11% 13% 5% 14%
Bush (2001) 48% 14% 14% 13% 3% 8%

The media framed its early coverage of George W. Bush largely around policy and was less likely to see the new President through a tactical lens than was true eight years earlier of Bill Clinton.