Troubles Ahead for Obama, Says Zogby

His poll numbers remain static and voters give him low ratings on 13 major issues.

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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 see's the president's week ending.

John Zogby on Week 64:

"My job as pollster and analyst is to objectively assess the president's performance. To some readers, your job as fanatics is to determine whether President Obama is leading us to heaven or hell. Frankly, you do that better than I do. This week, I see no huge successes or failures on Obama's part, but there are lurking shadows. Despite passing healthcare reform and reaching nuclear arms agreement with Russia, his overall poll numbers remain static, and more troubling for him are the low ratings voters gave him on 13 major issues in a recent Zogby Interactive poll. Also, Afghan President Karzai's resistance to U.S. prodding and his comments about his joining the Taliban make our commitment to his nation even more problematic."

Grade: B

Last week's: A

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 Well Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).

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