President Barack Obama’s job approval has climbed to 48% according to a new poll by Zogby Analytics. The online poll was completed March 28-29 among 917 likely voters and has an overall margin of sampling error of +/- 3.3 percentage points. Mr. Obama is still upside down with voters; however, as his disapproval rating is 49%.

The President has either improved or held on to his base support since a Zogby Poll last October. His rating among Democrats is 82% (down from 84%), liberals 86% (up from 79%), moderates 55% (from 54%), 30-49 year olds 50% (from 45%), 50-64 year olds 48% (49%), African Americans 92% (from 87%), Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers 53% (from 47%), Creative Class 54% (from 56%), Investor Class 55% (from 53%), and voters in union households 64% (from 64% (from 60%).

Mr. Obama’s notable increases in support have come from independents who now give him a 43% approval rating, up 10 points from October and 13 points from September, and voters over 65, who rate him at 44% (from 38%). But he has declined among young voters 48% (51%) and Hispanics 65% (from 75%). Those numbers are significantly below the levels of support in 2012 when 61% of young voters and 71% of Hispanic voters for him.

While his numbers are up, other indicators from the poll do not offer the President any solace. Only 27% feel the country is headed in the right direction (as did 26% last October), while 58% say things are “off on the wrong track” (from 59%).

Regarding their personal finances one in three voters (33%) feel they will be better off in four years while 24% believe they will be worse off. Despite encouraging signs about jobs and economic recovery, they numbers are essentially the same since October when 34% said they thought they would be better off and 27% said worse off. As for the United States as a whole, 49% say they are optimistic (from 47%) while 44% are pessimistic (from 46%) that include 73% of Democrats, 27% of Republicans, and 42% of independents. It also includes 74% of liberals, 56% of moderates, and 26% of conservatives.

Democrats hold a 7 point lead over Republicans in the Congressional generic – 39% to 32%, with 4% selecting an “other party” and 24% not sure. Democrats say they vote for a Democratic candidate over a Republican 85% to 5% (with 1% choosing “other” and 9% not sure. Republicans, however, will support a GOP candidate 76% to 5% for a Democrat, 2% other and 17% not sure. Among independents, 51% are not sure, 18% will vote for a Democrat and 19% a Republican, and 11% another party.

There are a lot of undecided voters but the new poll suggests that the anger that was so present in 2010 may not be present in the electorate this year – at least not yet. When asked to describe their feelings toward politics and government, only 27% said they were either “bitter and giving up” or “mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. Only 8% said they are satisfied but 60% said things “needed to be fixed”. And when asked who they blame for the today’s mess: 36% blamed the President and 18% blamed the GOP – but 46% blamed both.