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 see's the president's week ending.
John Zogby on Week 49:
"Last week I gave President Obama an incomplete. But this week is one for the history books. Surely the devil is in the details but history will show that Obama and Congress are on their way to the first major overhaul of healthcare in 45 years and that the president successfully negotiated with China and other world leaders an agreement in principle on reducing carbon emissions. Sure, there is going to be lots of criticism and unhappiness, but this historian has read extensively about the criticism following the passage of Social Security and Medicare. Readers out there: Find me a tombstone with the epitaph 'He died fighting Social Security' or 'She opposed Medicare to her grave.'
This week's grade: B-Plus
Last week: Incomplete
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.