GALLUP: “Weâ€™re seeing some slight hints of positive news for the Bush administration. For one thing, Bushâ€™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 â€“ in the data just about to be released from our weekend poll â€“ Bush’s approval rating has recovered slightly to 34%. Thatâ€™s not a big jump, but it is the second consecutive poll in which the presidentâ€™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 itâ€™s a natural consequence of having the attention focused on Congress. By comparison, he looks pretty good.”