MIchael , there is no way approval goes much above where it is now and wil likely fall. The nation is DEEPLY divided. The only time I sensed division this deep was as a boy during the Vietnam era. Obama's policies are also on an unsustainable track. They are bound to lose luster as they actually begin to take noticable effect. Honest D's have to be concerned. GOP suicide is their best shot which is why they are doing their best to encourage it. You hearing me Tea Party?