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: 93
"I suppose the president may deserve an A for effort in the closing days before the election. However, dire polling results strongly suggest it is too little, too late. He is on the road raising money and campaigning for Democrats, and using free media to ask young and minority voters not to abandon him to the slings and arrows of a Republican congressional majority. Obama is hoping that those who like him will come out in the same numbers as those who don't. But Republicans are ahead by double digits with independents, and if that holds, even a strong turnout from the Democratic base will not be enough to hold the House."
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 We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).