While this election season has been full of surprises, it is likely that the most decisive period in the election has already passed, the outcome is set and this presidential election will be the first time since 1952 that Democrats will hold on to the White House for three terms in a row. [emphasis added]
By Doug Sosnik, overcompensating. Washington Post, 10/6/2017
Third, despite dismal poll numbers, Trump enters the contest with a job approval rating that is certainly at least marginally better than what the current national polls would suggest. [emphasis added]
So what is it, Doug.
Marginally better than.....