This week's Zogby Analytics poll shows no change in President Barack Obama's approval numbers. The poll of 903 likely voters conducted online before, during, and after the President's address to the nation about the ISIL crisis rates Mr. Obama at 43% approval, 54% disapproval. Last week it was 43% approval, 55% disapproval.

Some groups did change, however from last week to this week. The President's rating declined among men (down 2 points to 42%), 18-29 year olds (down 8, 51% to 43%), 30-49 year olds (down 3 from 50% to 47%), Republicans (down 3, from 17% to 14%), independents (down 2 from 31% to 29%), and moderates (down 2 from 46% to 44%).

His support rose among 50-64 year olds by 6 points (36% to 42%) and among those 65 and older (up 2 points from 29% to 31%). His support also went up 3 points among Democrats (74% to 77%), liberals (7 points from 75% to 82%), African Americans (up 10 points from 77% to 87%), NASCAR Fans (48% to 52%), and members of the Creative Class (49% to 51%).

There were no changes in his approval rating among women (42%), conservatives (1 point, 18% to 17%), Catholics (1 point, 47% to 46%), investors (52%), and Weekly Wal-Mart Shoppers (46%).

Two groups moved dramatically, however. Mr. Obama's support among Hispanics dropped from 74% to 64%. Independent of his speech and foreign affairs, this could be attributed to the President's announcement that, bowing to the wishes of some Democratic candidates who are locked in tight races, he will postpone action to grant amnesty to many immigrants who have entered the United States illegally. Hispanic leaders feel betrayed by Mr. Obama and have been vocal in the criticism. After the poll was taken, the White House announced that the President would definitely executive action on amnesty before the Christmas holidays.

The other that moved went in the opposite direction - support among Born Again/Evangelical Protestants moved up from 26% to 34%, 8 points. This is a group that includes many ardent and active supporters of human rights for Christians worldwide. The President's words that the United States would lead military action to defeat and degrade ISIL may be just what this activist group was looking for.

To a great degree, the President's numbers have only moved within very narrow parameters during the past few months. Only a major or dramatic victory or defeat is likely to help or hurt him with voters. My next post will move away from the numbers and examine the efforts by President Obama to combat ISIL.