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 72:
"This is the type of week a president could wake in a cold sweat and ask 'did I really want this job.' No matter which way you cut it, this has been a bad week. As his VP might whisper, this has been a BFW. Just look at the map and you see potential and real blowouts in the Koreas, the Middle East, the Gulf of Mexico, and in Brazil and Turkey, who are asserting some authority with Iran. At home, high tech giant Hewlett Packard is laying off thousands. On the other hand, his polling numbers are not moving up or down. Americans don't trust the Democrats, but they appear to trust Republicans even less."
This week's grade: C-
Last week's: 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 Well Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).