Bush is creating a very challenging political climate for all Republicans and have to wonder what the effect will be in November.... seems that this is the tip of the iceberg with the Fitzgerald Grand Jury, the new Watergate Scandal, the Hayden Nomination and his greatest moment as president catching a 7.5 pound perch in his pond in Texas...wait a minute the largest perch ever caught was 4.3 pounds, I mean bass.... http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-08-bush-approval_x.htm WASHINGTON √Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections. The survey of 1,013 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, shows Bush's standing down by 3 percentage points in a single week. His disapproval rating also reached a record: 65%. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. "It is a challenging political environment," acknowledges Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, "but we are confident that ultimately voters in November will recognize that a Democrat Congress would simply not be equipped to ensure either economic or national security for our nation." Bush's fall is being fueled by erosion among support from conservatives and Republicans. In the poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of the job he is doing. Both are record lows among those groups. Moderates gave him an approval rating of 28%, liberals of 7%.