A New Dog, Bo, and a Continued Lovefest for Obama

Obama continues on a roll and is having fun doing it as he talks up the economy.

+ More

Pollster John Zogby joins the Washington Whispers team to regularly update our new Obamameter. Each week, Zogby will size up Barack Obama on a specific issue, his popularity, or job performance and, based on his polling results and expert analysis, come up with a rating of between 1 and 100. In this week's Obamameter, Zogby analyzes Obama's successful foreign trip. He gives Obama 93 out of 100.

"The president's numbers are solid. Following his very successful G-20 economic summit image as a world leader, he returned to a holiday, an Easter egg roll, wonderful pictures of his family, and a new puppy. This is the stuff of which honeymoons are made. His speech on the economy deftly suggested that economic good news might just happen, and yet his style as a popular professor detailed the patience needed to see this crisis through. Meanwhile, the Republicans are crying wolf about a new word that seems to poll well for them among their narrowing base—socialism. Honeymoon trumps."

This week's Obamameter Rating: 93.

Last week's rating: 92.

John Zogby is president and CEO of Zogby International, a public opinion, research, and business solutions firm with experience working in more than 70 countries. Founded and led by Zogby since 1984, Zogby International specializes in telephone, Internet, and face-to-face survey research and analysis for corporate, political, nonprofit, and governmental clients. The firm is headquartered in Utica, N.Y. John Zogby is also the author of The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).

Follow Paul and Nikki on Twitter.

Check out more Washington Whispers.