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, along with adding some comments that capture how he sees the president's week ending.
John Zogby on Week: 155
"Do you think President Obama had his feet up at the White House Tuesday night munching popcorn, watching the Iowa caucus results and enjoying the Republican race for president become even more muddled? That alone made this another good week for the president. Until Congress comes back, he is free to give speeches and convince voters he is the only guy in town really trying to create jobs. Also positive are predictions by some analysts of a positive 2012 for stocks and Friday's jobs numbers. Obama did need to contend with another tiff with his liberal base, but tried to take the sting out of the Defense Reauthorization Act's provisions allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of being terrorists with a signing statement expressing 'serious reservations.'"
Last week's: B+
John Zogby is Chairman of the Board and Chief Insights Officer for IBOPE Zogby International, a non-partisan public opinion, research, and business solutions firm with experience working in more than 70 countries around the globe. IBOPE 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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