Zogby Poll Says Obama Would Lose Re-election

Polls show he wouldn’t be re-elected if the vote was today.

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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 57:

"A mixed week for the president. He has come out swinging in the fight over the fight against terrorism—refusing to cede ground to legions led by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Add to that a big score for cocapturing (with Pakistan) the Taliban's No. 2 military guy. But my poll and one CNN poll show that Obama probably would not be re-elected if the election were held today. And appearing to lend his support to bonuses for executives whose companies were bailed out was boneheaded."

Grade: C-plus

Last week: B

John Zogby is president and CEO of Zogby International, a public opinion, research, and business solutions firm with experience 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 also is the author of The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).

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