Obama Approval at Just 46 Percent

Obama made the wise move of speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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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.

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John Zogby on Week: 108

"Obama made the wise move of speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber gave him a cool reception, but voters probably liked his asking business to 'get in the game' by putting people back to work, while also pledging to help it by getting rid of unneeded regulations and simplifying the tax code. The Chamber will judge him by how well he follows up on that pledge. Our polling found Obama's approval rating up to 46 percent with a boost from independents."

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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