April 29th, 2009
10:17 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Dems congressional leadership grade

(CNN) - A new national poll suggests that Americans think the performance of the Democratic leaders in Congress deserves a grade of C.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Wednesday as the Obama administration marks 100 days in office, asked respondents to use a grading scale of A, B, C, D and F, where A is excellent and F is very poor.

Eleven percent of those questioned gave the Democratic Congressional leadership an A, 29 percent a B, 25 percent a C, 15 percent a D and 20 percent a F. The grade averaged out to a C.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted April 23-26, with 2,019 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus two percentage points.

soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. L. Holmes

    A

    April 29, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  2. Shelley

    B

    April 29, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  3. john T

    F, no thought as to how we ever pay for all these priograms. They are destroying America and the American Dream.

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. Kitty

    Nancy Pelosi rocks!

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  5. Unemployed Person

    I give them a D- also.

    People are losing their jobs at a fast rate. I don't see anybody that is helping people retain their jobs.

    Companies are moving from California because of the taxes & that's why the State of California is broke. NO TAX BASE!!!

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  6. Steve

    oh I see very bias site can't give them a failing grade LOL.

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  7. Irma

    B plus

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  8. elena

    B the Gop lea5ership needs to start reading and stop complaining. Alan Spector has the right idea. I am sick of listening to the whining. Don't act like you don't know when you do.

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  9. Carlos

    what leadership? they are just passing all the pork they couldn't pass in the past. If they want my respect they need to come up with new ideas instead of spending millions on a mouse statue. Good job Pelosi

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  10. tommy tunes

    why can't i vote what a website. i think the republicans should sit down and enjoy the ride they sat on thier hands for 8 years and destroyed this couyntry. let the congress dems straighten it out

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  11. cougar71

    Full steam ahead on socialism (or worse), bigger government with less results and the end of capitalism and working middle class society.

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  12. Rick danuser

    B

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  13. trombley.cyndee

    C Too much politics and not enough of whats good for the country

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    B

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  15. Toni Lambert

    I think that this was all a joke because yall will give grades they way you want. At this very moment it is time let to vote and it says that I can not vote. I will not let me vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  16. jaid

    Ed Rollins is one grumpy old man! And he is rude!

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    C

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  18. Bryan Cooke

    B+

    April 29, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  19. Donnie Leggett

    I give Obama an A because he came into the office with many problems at hand, the economy at lead, and hit them head on with confidence and leadership. Too many people expect this to happen overnight, and republicans keep saying that we are spending money that we don't have. How did we get out of the depression??? By spending and giving money.

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  20. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    A- for the democratic leadership.

    When is the question about grading republican officials in Congress. I can give you my grade forf them now: F

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  21. neil

    How much and when are we going to pay for all these trillions

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  22. mark baugher

    F.

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  23. asdfaf

    G+ they deserve it

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  24. chanell b jax fl

    b

    April 29, 2009 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  25. alice crawford

    A

    April 29, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
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