April 29th, 2009
10:17 PM ET
2 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. Roger

    F- They could not do any worse.

    April 29, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  2. Thousand Rats

    Pelosi and Reid; as worthless as a milk bucket under a bull

    April 29, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  3. Mike, Syaracuse, NY

    Pelosi and Reid, get serious. They deserve a triple F.

    @Dutch, since you admitted earlier today being a convicted felon, I guess we know how to rate your opinion.

    April 29, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  4. TXDave

    A

    April 29, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  5. Renee Zettek

    They get a huge F. The radical one sided group that has ever been elected to this nation. Shame on us for NOT doing our homework on Obama. The millions of tax dollars to fund ABORTIONS in Mexico. Planned Parenthood backing the President and now the killing of innocent babies in this nation is an abomination. What about the civil rights of innocent victims. Planned Parenthood has only their agenda in mind. making big bucks and the welfare of the poor women whom go for help. Pray America for these babies and their moms.

    April 29, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. Larry from RI

    So, 65% of the people polled gave him a C or better while 35% gave him a D or below.
    Guess who those 35% are folks?

    April 29, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  7. Kim

    Nancy P. D+
    Harry R. C+

    Bahner F+
    McConnel C+

    April 29, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  8. MIKE

    I would like to give them a lower grade.

    April 29, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  9. kentvcam

    HOW in the heck can you give anyone an "A" when hyou don't even know what is going on...come on people..Pelosi...what is that??? everytime the Dolly bama farts she jumps up.

    April 29, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  10. Hans

    bible thumper& jew lovers have killed freedom in the USA

    April 29, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  11. paul

    note to kitty , your an idiot

    April 29, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  12. george w rogers jr

    President obama deserves an A+ for handling of swine flu!

    April 29, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  13. kentvcam

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    April 29, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  14. jerome

    they get F- they don't know who the middle class are.

    April 29, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  15. Sonja

    Nancy Pelosi is so out of touch with Americans. And the money of OURS she wastes on having navy plane pick her up and fly her when she would only have a 2 hour drive. Nancy PELOSI, Chris DODD, Barney FRANKS, Harry REID=TAX PAYERS BIGGEST TOXIC ASSETS
    And we have a President more interested in popularity polls than budget rolls. This administration will go down and the fall of America.

    April 29, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  16. sabrina gold

    check out what arnold has taken away from the disabled and low income ssi. nobody talks about what he has done, does the president know? Obama bailed out CA and the govener reduced everyones checks.

    April 29, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  17. nobama

    F for dems there making us bankrupt. The stimulus could have given everyone 10 grand a piece but we need the other pork like highspeed trains that are going broke where they opened. Now there trying to pass the "Fairness act" which would make it so we cant rip in to the democrats on radio talk shows. Bye bye free speach. hello socialism.

    April 29, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  18. george w rogers jr

    B+ for flu pandemic!

    April 29, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  19. j jeffries

    Oh repubilicans

    April 29, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  20. janice osborne

    I give them an "F" Pelosi and H. Reid...get them OUT!!! Pelosi needs to be a grandmother as she MIGHT do that "task" okay...but she cannot do her current "job" good at all!
    OUT for Pelosi and Reid!

    TOO MUCH "PORK" IN THE BILL! SHAME ON YOU DEMOCRATS...WE ARE NOT STUPID! VOTE THESE PEOPLE O-U-T!!

    April 29, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  21. audrey bass

    neither party is truly for america they all put their party first
    i would not be either a dem or rep

    April 29, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  22. Karl Marx

    A++++

    For promoting my agenda...in the new Politburo...er I mean Congress..

    April 29, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  23. M Nehrenz

    The House and the Senate are not living up to expectations whether you are a democrat or a republican! And Pelosi. I can't believe she is a leader of any kind! She is like a little wind up doll!

    April 29, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  24. William Montgomery

    B+

    April 29, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  25. liberal and proud

    nobama April 29th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

    F for dems there making us bankrupt. The stimulus could have given everyone 10 grand a piece but we need the other pork like highspeed trains that are going broke where they opened. Now there trying to pass the "Fairness act" which would make it so we cant rip in to the democrats on radio talk shows. Bye bye free speach. hello socialism."

    Do you even know what the fairness doctrine is? You can say anything you want about people you disagree with. The stations would just have to present both sides of an issue, so that people don't spend all day listening to propaganda from only one group.

    And gee, at least the stimulus went to the people, unlike the October bank bill McCain couldn't wait to sign off on, which had no accountability, and was not a loan. The TARP money is loans, and will be repaid. The stimulus is for projects to put people to work.
    And didn't you get the Rush memo? This week's derogatory term is "liberal agenda." Socialism is so last week.

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
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