John Podhoretz argues that the immigration and spending isssues can't be causing the drop in Bush's poll numbers among Republicans because
he had the same immigration plan in 2004 and spent like a sailor in his first term and still had over 90 percent support during that election year.
That might go for spending, but not immigration. Bush wasn't actively pushing the immigration plan that year, was he? And it wasn't moving through the Senate. And it wasn't on the front page. And there weren't giant media-hyped marches.[Bush's poll drop: The simplified model.| Immigration is killing his ratings. Duh!,By Mickey Kaus, Slate.com, May 10, 2006]