GALLUP: “We’re seeing some slight hints of positive news for the Bush administration. For one thing, Bush’s job approval rating has stopped its downward trajectory. Bush hit bottom with his administration low point of 29% in early July (based on our USA Today/Gallup poll readings). Now – in the data just about to be released from our weekend poll – Bush’s approval rating has recovered slightly to 34%. That’s not a big jump, but it is the second consecutive poll in which the president’s numbers have been higher rather than lower.”

Will Congress go up next?

UPDATE: Maybe not. At least this argument seems persuasive to me, though not terribly flattering to Bush: “I think it’s a natural consequence of having the attention focused on Congress. By comparison, he looks pretty good.”