A new poll shows that the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has a higher approval rating than United States President Barack Obama.

Toronto-based Forum Research shows the "Ford Nation (is) Resilient Amid Scandals," commanding a 47-percent approval rating.

By contrast Real Clear Politics has culled together the poll data from several organizations that shows that President Barack Obama's approval rating averages only 42.5-percent.  A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll put the President's approval rating at only 40-percent.

The lesson?  Crack is whack but, for some at least, it is apparently better than Barack.