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 weeks leading up to the first 100 days anniversary. He gives Obama 93 out of 100.
"I am in Prague, where Obama's approval rating is at 85 percent. Young and old love him. He is so much larger than the United States, and Americans love that. His numbers in the United States remain high, and his challengers remain so small and irrelevant. He is the man of steel. The tea-party protest got a lot of attention in conservative press mainly because they were only really covering themselves, covering themselves, covering themselves. The relatively small crowds included radio and television talking heads and a vast assortment of ditto-heads. They should have served whine. Obama continues in his role and the Republicans are fading like the Federalists after Andy Jackson's victory at New Orleans in 1814. Remember, I call it as I see it. I recently had Obama down in the low 70s. Not now."
This week's Obamameter Rating: 93.
Last week's rating: 93
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).