April 29th, 2009
09:38 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton's Grade

Americans think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance deserves a grade of B minus.
Americans think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance deserves a grade of B minus.

(CNN) - A new national poll suggests that Americans think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance deserves a grade of B minus.

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.

Twenty-five percent of those questioned gave Clinton an A, 33 percent a B, 22 percent a C, 10 percent a D and 10 percent a F. The Secretary of State's grade averaged out to a B minus.

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.

April 29th, 2009
09:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Grade Secretary of State Clinton

What do you think of Clinton's performace at State?
What do you think of Clinton's performace at State?

How well has Hillary Clinton handled her new job as the nation's top diplomat?

Grade her performance here, and tell us why in the comments.

Voting has closed. You gave Hillary Clinton a B.

April 29th, 2009
09:31 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama-foreign affairs Grade

(CNN) – A new national poll suggests that Americans think the Obama Administration's performance on foreign affairs deserves a C plus.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, as President Barack Obama 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.

Twenty-six percent of those questioned gave an A, 26 percent a B, 20 percent a C, 11 percent a D and 17 percent a F. The Obama administration's grade for its performance on progress in foreign affairs averaged out to a C plus.

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.

April 29th, 2009
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Grade the Obama administration's foreign policy

What grade would you give the Obama administration's foreign policies?
What grade would you give the Obama administration's foreign policies?

How much progress has the White House made on the nation's foreign affairs priorities?

Weigh in here, and tell us why in the comments.

Voting has ended. You gave the White House's progress on the nation's foreign affairs priorities a B+.

April 29th, 2009
09:23 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Poll: Media coverage

A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and Congress deserves a grade of C.
A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and Congress deserves a grade of C.

(CNN) - A new national poll suggests that Americans think the media's coverage of the White House and 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.

Eighteen percent of those questioned gave the media's reporting of President Obama and Congress an A, 28 percent a B, 22 percent a C, 12 percent a D and 20 percent a F. The grade for the media's performance 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.

April 29th, 2009
09:16 PM ET
6 years ago

Grade the media

Grade the media on their first 100 days.
Grade the media on their first 100 days.


How well have reporters covered Congress and the new administration?

Grade the press here, and tell us why in the comments.

Voting has ended. You gave the media a B-.

April 29th, 2009
09:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Grade the president's performance tonight

How well did Obama do tonight?
How well did Obama do tonight?

How well do you think President Obama did tonight?

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

Voting has ended. You gave the president a B+

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.

April 29th, 2009
09:00 PM ET
6 years ago

A filibuster-proof majority - not a lock

(CNN) - President Obama said Thursday evening that he was under "no illusions" that he now has a "rubber stamp" in the Senate for his policy agenda just because Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter had switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.

Assuming Democrat Al Franken is finally declared the winner in the Minnesota Senate race, Specter's decision to leave the GOP would appear to give Obama the 60th vote needed to help him overcome Republican-led filibusters. But as the president noted, it is not just Specter who he needs to lobby to support his legislative goals, but also a handful of Democrats who might not always agree with him.

Obama didn't name any names, but it is safe to assume that he means the handful of centrist Democrats who hail from the South and from Middle America. Keep an eye on Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, all of whom could wield considerable influence in this Congress.


Filed under: President Obama
April 29th, 2009
09:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Hayes: Obama disingenuous during press conference

I give President Obama a B- for his press conference. He clearly is a great performer, and the master of his own universe in that respect.

But I found him to be very disingenuous on the interrogation techniques question. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has called for the declassification of memos showing what information aggressive interrogation techniques yielded so people get a better understanding on whether these techniques work or not.

He sort of kicked that question aside. It's an unfair way to treat the issue.

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