On Egypt, So Far So Good for Obama

Democrats seem better prepared to defend healthcare reform than they did when it was passed.

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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: 107

"The street protests against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak are presenting Barack Obama with his most difficult international situation. While there isn't a lot they can publicly do to bring stability and democracy to Egypt, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have said all the right things. The only criticisms of Obama so far have come from the political left and right, which is a good sign most voters support what his administration is doing. On the home front, the stock market broke 12,000 and there seems to be a growing public perception that the economy is at least moving in a positive direction. Obama's biggest setback was the decision by a federal judge that found a key part of healthcare reform to be unconstitutional. As debate over the reform law goes forward, Democrats seem better prepared to politically defend it than they did when it was passed."

This week's grade: B+

Last week's: B+

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).

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