President Bush’s approval rating is back up over 40% in the Real Clear Politics average. This reflects Republicans swinging back in the President’s favor notwithstanding the immigration issue. Recent events–the New York Times, Hamdan, etc.–will tend to solidify the President’s position among Republicans, and some independents, further.
So a lot of journalists will have to delete from their word processors the references to “record low poll numbers” that get inserted whenever they mention the President.
UPDATE: It will take reporters a while to update those word processors, I think. From an AP article today by Patricia Wilson:
The president, who is struggling with the lowest poll ratings of his term mostly because of the unpopular Iraq war…