Nobel Prizes and Basic Math

Over at The Corner, Yuval Levin makes a comment about the 64 Nobel Prize-winning scientists support for Barak Obama:

In their letter of endorsement, the Nobel laureates list among their reasons for supporting Obama “stagnant or declining federal support” for science under the Bush administration (in fact funding for the NIH is up 41%, for the NSF is up 45%, and for overall federal scientific R&D is up 56% in the Bush years)

I need to research those numbers. If true, that’s a stunning mistake by the campaign and those oh-so-intelligent Nobel Laureates.