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: 109
"Our polling continues to show an uptick in the president's approval rating, mostly favorable views on specific cuts made in his budget proposals and satisfaction with his response to the Egyptian situation. Even though U.S. actions may have had little or no impact, the outcome in Egypt seems to justify them. Questioners at his press conference put him a bit on the defensive about having a plan to deal with entitlements and not following recommendations of the deficit commission, but he countered by saying it will take time to come to an agreement with Republicans, and used the deal struck in December on taxes as an example. All in all, this was a positive week for Obama."
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).