President Barack Obama has lower poll ratings that Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford.

Ford’s ratings have jumped back up to 47 percent, rebounding from 42 percent when he admitted in November that he had smoked crack while in office.

Obama’s polling average is now 42.5 percent approval, according to an index maintained by Real Clear Politics.

Polling experts doubt he can drag it up above 50 percent before his second term ends, in part because the U.S. economy is still sputtering and roughly 20 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed.