Obama's Approval Rating Finally Above 50 Percent

Zogby gives Obama a B- for the week.

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Pollster John Zogby updates our weekly Obama Report Card with a grade on the president's performance. Zogby uses his polling, expert analysis, and interaction with major players to come up with a grade and some comments that capture how he sees the president's week ending.

John Zogby on Week 37:

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"Our latest interactive poll has Obama's approval rating over 50 percent for the first time since spring. He has taken better control of the healthcare debate and carried himself well at the United Nations and the G-20 meetings. Iran's nuclear program gives him one more big problem to handle, but also put him in the spotlight as a guardian of national security."

Grade for the week: B-

Last week: C

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 around the globe. 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).

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