Bloom is Off Obama's Rose Only One Week Into Administration

It's clear Obama faces a two-front war against his right and left on the stimulus.


Pollster John Zogby joins the Washington Whispers team to regularly update our new Obamameter. Each week, Zogby will size up Barack Obama on a specific issue, his popularity, or job performance and, based on his polling results and expert analysis, come up with a rating of between 1 and 100. In this week's Obamameter, Zogby analyzes the new president's first full week in office and gives him an 87 out of 100.

John Zogby: "The bloom is off the rose only one week into the new administration. There is no question that the new President has the public behind him — our polling shows a two-to-one positive to negative ratio. However, it's looking like the brand-new president is going to fight a two-front war against his right and his left on his stimulus program. I still give him a solid B+. Ranking this week: 87."

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 Well Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House).