Zogby Report Card: A 'meh' week, but better than Justin Bieber's

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Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama’s approval rating is slowly inching up, but that a majority still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

"This pollster pines for a genuine nonpartisan assessment of Obamacare to date. Almost everything being written or said about it is framed by ideology. One thing so far: almost four months into it, the three million who have signed up for the new health insurance program seem to be fine with it.

“President Obama's polling numbers seem to be inching up to the mid-40s in some polls) but over half feel the country is heading in the wrong direction.

“No major events or gaffes, but the president had a better week than Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and fading teen sensation Justin Bieber, at least."

Grade -- C

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

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.