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]