Obama report card: Just muddling along

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Barack Obama

Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is taking fire but holding on in approval ratings.

"The president drew a line in the sand on chemical weapons in Syria but the line keeps moving further back and it is not clear which side used them. Israel took out a weapons depot and there are fears of a growing conflict -- but hard to see how that shapes up (or, quite frankly, who to root for). Prominent Democrats are now growing wary of implementing parts of Obamacare. And GOP guns are firing at Obama and Hillary Clinton on Benghazi. But my latest Zogby Analytics Poll has the president at 51% approval. Apparently, it is hard to look bad when the other side looks so much worse."

Zogby is the senior analyst for Zogby Analytics and author of the forthcoming (with Joan Snyder Kuhl) of "The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing our Millennial Generation."