President Bush will never face election again, but every Republican U.S. House member seeking re-election must go before voters one year from now. Ominously, recent polls indicate that the approval rating of Congress is even lower than BushÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢s. Last weekÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢s CBS poll said 34% approve of the job Congress is doing. Two weeks ago, a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll put it at 29%. Whether Bush decides to work with congressional Republicans or against them, the GOP would go a long way to securing its bicameral majority through another election cycle if it could show voters in the coming months it is capable of significantly cutting federal spending and curtailing illegal immigration.
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