April 29th, 2009
10:47 PM ET
5 years ago

Grade Barack Obama's first 100 days

Grade Barack Obama's first 100 days.
Grade Barack Obama's first 100 days.

How has the president handled his first 100 days in office?

Rate his performance here, and tell us why in the comments.

soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. stuartx

    For all you CNN lovers, here is the grade you would give.

    if everything is great in your minds, TOTUS gets an A

    if there was a mess up then Bush gets an F.

    This guys has no clue, the airforce one fly over cost us tax payers over $300,000 not to mention how green it was to watse all that fuel.

    how about all the tax cheats that he has surrounded himself with?

    this guy has been on national TV 84 of the last 100 day in office. why does he has to be on TV all lthe time. why isn’t there any papers on his desk in the WH? does he not work?

    this guy was casted as the pres by the media as the president and most of you brought the ticket to the movie. wait until the world hears the screaming from our children when that can’t pay to getuthemselves out of a hole of debt he has put us and them in.

    April 29, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. Bridget, TX

    I remember three and two months ago going to AC360 and reading so many posts from posters who were down about the economy, their future and the future of the country. Posters would almost beg David Gergen to offer some hope for our future. Which he honestly and graciously tried to do.

    The president gave one president conference and offered us HOPE, this was so needed by so many Americans. The economic situation has gotten worse, the war zones have increased, we are dealing with piracy, and now the swine flu. With all of these problems that continue to grow, the American people are more positive about their future.

    This attitude and since of HOPE is all due to the president. For this reason alone President Obama deserves a resounding A+.

    April 29, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  3. Rachea Baker

    President Obama deserves an A. He focuses. He is concsious of all people. I feel safer with him as President. He can communicate to other countries and cultures. He does not propose socialism.

    April 29, 2009 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  4. eriekid

    I grade Pres. Obama an "A." Finally, after 8 years, a president who can speak English and can listen.

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  5. M Nehrenz

    I agree. This poll seems skewed. It is obvious from comments and from my own experience, voting was not easy to perform.

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  6. Proud DHS radical

    Like-ability – B+
    Leadership- C
    Christian values- D-
    Socialist Views- A+
    Bowing to Saudi King- F
    Apologizing for America- F
    Vetting tax cheats for Cabinet- F

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  7. karyn911

    I really enjoy all speeches given by President Obama and my first try at trying to grade different subjects. I really like President Obama and I think he has a long way to go but for now I will give him a high mark for effort, especially for swine flu. I don't think the stimulus package went well and needs more work and more cooperation between parties.

    God bless the United States of America and God Bless the President and first lady and their childiren and Bo Obama.

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  8. Maryellen Klang

    Better than any President I have ever seen. The man is intelligent, knowledgable on all topics, he has values and he cares about the American people. Instead of everyone taking shots at him, how about supporting him in tackling the hardest job on the planet. He has done more in 100 days than George Bush did in 8 yrs. It's time for the Republican negativity to stop.

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Kitty

    Obama was leading BEFORE he took office. Someone should count those days, too.

    Obama has done more for this country in his first 100 days than the previous president did in his 8 years. Unfortunately, some of what Obama has done is UN-DOING some of the damage done in the last 8 years!

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  10. Donna Adams

    He is handling a lot of demanding situations at home and abroad. He is trying to juggle these demands with an aggressive agenda that I hope will help the economy and the medical care at home and help bring peace abroad.

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  11. Yoyo Atlanta

    A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you President, because of you and the first family. I gotten off of my couch and begun to live again....Give BO a hug for me....

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  12. Lionel Jean-Louis

    I give the president an A+

    April 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  13. GenTwelve

    He's increased the federal budget too much given our fincial situation. Americans are frustrated, and they vented a bit with the "tea party" protests. President Obama laughted and joked about it. This disrespect wasn't his best moment. He's turning into another Bush. Ignoring the people that didn't vote for him.

    April 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  14. Susan L.

    You do realize that this is the Hallmark Holiday of Presidential ratings? I mean, the Freepers have had 100 days to get their links ready to vote him down and the Kossacks likewise to vote him up. This is not exactly a great exercise in Democracy. Like all CNN online polls. Really, you guys ask the most ridiculous questions I've ever seen.

    April 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  15. JunoMiante

    So far so good for Pres. Obama cuz he's been trying to make things work. So B+

    April 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  16. Simmy

    I gave him an A+. He has proven that he is the right leader for these troubled times. He's our bridge over troubled waters...

    April 29, 2009 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  17. Had It

    A+

    He has tried – but the right wing radicals cannot get past the anger and hate they feel because they lost POWER.

    April 29, 2009 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  18. John Self

    With the mess Bush left him, I doubt that anyone could have done better – A+ all the way.

    April 29, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  19. Kitty

    I should have said, Unfortunately Obama has HAD to try to UNDO some of the horrible things done by the last President. Fortunately he has started doing this. All of us need to support him and do our parts, too.

    April 29, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    If you don't work you will love him. If you work and create jobs and employ people then he stinks. Everything is for anyone that make less tahn 75,000 a year. He stinks........ Grade F.

    April 29, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  21. Sonja

    The new President is rapidly distancing himself from the core Americans.Arrogance and spending at a record speed. He is a President in training. He is getting a free pass, but boy is it costing the Americans. Althouth when he is abroad, we are not Christians, or Jews , or Americans......just citizens. Citizens that are picking up his hefty tab. Cost us more for his anuguration than any other and the $360,000 Air Force One photo opt over New York. What else from this fiscally irresponsible Administration.

    April 29, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  22. Krishan Favors

    One of President Obama's campaign promises was "RETIRED SENIORS EARNINGB $50,000 OR LESS PER YEAR WOULD NOT PAY FEDERAL TAXES". Do you have any information on that promise?

    Thank you,
    Krishan Favors

    April 29, 2009 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  23. aj

    why weren’t u guys grading when bush was president...
    there is far too much instant criticism and not enough thoughtful reporting...

    April 29, 2009 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  24. Angela

    Mr. Obama has done an excellent job during his first 100 days in office. His demeanor, knowledge on issues and intellingence are a plus. He has handled the stimulus package well; allowing some Americans to function in a more confident manner. Mr. Obama, has made excellent choices prioritizing the needs of the country.

    In my opinion, our President has done more deserves an A for the way he is handling Afganistan.

    KUDOS MR. PRESIDENT

    April 29, 2009 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  25. LisaSA

    A, He did a good job, But he has a potential to do a lot more for America. I have my 110% support.

    April 29, 2009 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
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