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: 101
"No matter which way you cut it this was a good week for the president. The guy who called for a 'United States of America,' not a Red America or a Blue America, won huge bipartisan deals in the closing days of the congressional session--a controversial tax deal, repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' ratification of the START treaty with Russia and the 9-11 Health Bill for first responders. Progressives feel he has caved on taxes for the rich; conservatives still hate his guts. But consumer spending is a up a few ticks over last year this holiday season. I happen to think that all makes it pretty good."
This week's grade: A-
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).