April 29th, 2009
09:04 PM ET
6 years ago

Gergen: Obama gets B+ on the economy

I'd give President Obama a B+ for his handling of the economy so far. He essentially appears to be moving in the right direction, but the banking plan was slow to get off the ground and it's unclear if it will work.

soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Laurie Cohen

    When Mr. Obama speaks "off the cuff", that's what makes him an "A" President. Anyone balance so many balls in the air, so well, humbles me!

    April 29, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  2. B+ for leaving each American....

    man, woman and child with a debt of $ 186,000? Cool.

    April 29, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  3. Cynthia

    President Obama's first 100 Days makes me proud to be an American. He is restoring hope, educating the public, and reforming America like no other. I give him an A.

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  4. joani

    A – great new President

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  5. matthew parker

    I give the president A

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. Dennis

    In 100 days, its absolutely an A!

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. gary dattmore

    handled the auto crisis wrong. should have forced the japanese transplants to raise their standards to those of the big 3. We are lowering all middle class america to a lower standard of living which does not stimulate the economy. And the trade imbalance continues to stymie the creation of jobs because we cannot make anything cheap enough unless we support slave labor in this country. More and more people are trying work two jobs to make ends meet, and less people can afford to retire. this leaves our younger workers without jobs. think about it!

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. Micki Fogarty

    I cannot find where to vote..not an easy find on this compicated site..

    However..please know I give our President A

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  9. schmidt

    good President.

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  10. Glen

    Better to be right than quick. The problems the president is facing don't have quick solutions. I'm glad he thinks before he acts.

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  11. Audacity

    David, I think you are always fair.. I agree with your assesment.

    April 29, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  12. Doris M Richard

    I give President Obama an A.

    April 29, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. JENNETTE Griffin

    GRADE A

    April 29, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  14. viktorlias

    A

    April 29, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    a

    April 29, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  16. khalil

    the World needed him, thank GOD for Obama.

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  17. Henry R gates

    I give our president an A.

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  18. Ricardo

    B+ This guy cares about the people.

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  19. Cherryl Richardson

    Good!!! job mr obama.

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  20. davidow

    Igive a he is a real Leader

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  21. wardell

    A FOR THE PRESIDENT

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  22. alfred owusu

    first 100 days. one America one hope.

    April 29, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  23. Robert

    Obama gets an A for his first 100 days.
    He was like a batter coming to bat with 10 home runs against him.
    To catch up he has to swing for home runs not bunt or hit singles.

    April 29, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  24. Barbara Coffin

    I give him an A

    April 29, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  25. alicia otero

    how I envy the United states to have such a wonderful president
    I would grade him Aplus

    April 29, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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