It’s taken 5 years to get back to this point (pdf), and it took Obama less than 6 months to do it.

The exact numbers: 48% think we’re headed the right way, while 44% think the opposite.

Also, Obama’s approval is 64%. That number jives with a recent Pew poll and Gallup’s daily tracking.

So, again, note to Republicans…simply saying Obama is wrong will not work. Because Americans are apparently buying what he’s selling so you have to offer a more compelling vision in the marketplace of ideas. And holding a Tea Party rally won’t change that.

Moving on…

Politics Americans Finally Think Country Is On The Right Track