His arrogance is nauseating.

(USA Today) — Republicans are attacking him publicly.

Democrats are second-guessing him privately (and sometimes publicly).

But rest assured, Barack Obama is confident he’s got five-and-a-half more years in the White House.

“Here’s one thing I know for certain,” Obama told Democratic donors last night in Washington. “The odds of me being re-elected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place.”

The president then told the crowd about one supporter’s wish for him: “That my next inauguration is warmer than the last one.”

Obama prefaced those comments by saying, “I know that, over the last couple of months, there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy . . . aren’t these just huge headwinds in terms of your re-election?”

But he expressed hope that voters will see progress by the time the election rolls around a year from November.

“We remain very confident about our ability to win a contest of ideas in 2012,” Obama said. “As long as we can get the message out.”