Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Better Than They Look

President Obama’s job approval ratings, though tepid and declining, appear to be good enough to keep him from becoming a lame duck any time soon.

“Obama has a very high floor and a very low ceiling,” says Frank Donatelli, chairman of the GOPAC conservative political action committee and former White House political director for President Ronald Reagan. That’s because fellow Democrats remain very loyal to Obama but Republicans view him very unfavorably, and independents are split.