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 53:
"No more gentleman's C for the president. From out of the blue (or in this case into the blue state of Massachusetts), a little-known former model in a pickup truck has upended Obama's healthcare plan. This Village Voice headline may say it all: "Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate." Obama must waste no time in recalibrating his message and bucking up the will of his party's congressional majorities. Independents voted for Obama the consensus builder and problem solver, and they will again if he governs that way."
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. 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).