August 6th, 2009
09:53 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama receives a C+

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think Barack Obama's performance as president deserves a grade of C +.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday as the president approaches 200 days in the White House, asked respondents to use a grading scale of A, B, C, D, and F, where A is excellent and F is very poor.

Twenty-two percent of those questioned gave Obama an A, 32 percent a B, 20 percent a C, 14 percent a D and 14 percent an F. The president's grade averaged out to a C+.

The president received a grade of B minus in a CNN poll taken earlier this year as he approached 100 days in office.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted July 31-August 3, with 1,136 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


Filed under: CNN poll • Extra • President Obama • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
09:51 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: President Obama

Obama's grade has dropped on the CNN National Report Card.
Obama's grade has dropped on the CNN National Report Card.

During his first 200 days in office, President Obama has acted on a wide range of issues, from the economy to terrorism, and addressed wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Over the next 100 days, Obama’s plans for health care reform and an energy “cap and trade” program hang in the balance.

You graded the performance of President Obama a C-, down from a B grade after his first 100 days.

August 6th, 2009
09:48 PM ET
August 6th, 2009
09:45 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Media receives a C

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think the media deserves a grade of C for their performance in reporting and covering Congress and President Barack Obama so far this year.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday as the Obama administration approaches 200 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.

Fifteen percent of those questioned gave the media an A, 23 percent a B, 24 percent a C, 17 percent a D and 18 percent an F. The media's grade averaged out to a C.

The media also received a grade of C in a CNN poll taken as the Obama administration approached 100 days in office.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted July 31-August 3, with 1,136 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


Filed under: CNN poll • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
09:44 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: The media

President Obama has held four televised prime-time news conferences, sat for dozens of interviews and appeared on countless magazine covers. His constant media presence has caused some to ask if the president is overexposed, and if journalists have been too critical – or not critical enough – of his performance.

How do you think we're doing? Forty-nine percent of you gave us an F - but overall, you graded the performance of the media a D on the CNN National Report Card.

August 6th, 2009
09:34 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: GOP congressional leaders receive a C-

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new national poll indicates that Americans think the performance of the Republican leaders in Congress deserves a grade of C-.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday as the Obama administration approaches 200 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.

Five percent of those questioned gave the Republican congressional leaders an A, 17 percent a B, 40 percent a C, 18 percent a D and 13 percent an F. The grade averaged out to a C-.

The Republican congressional leaders also received a grade of C- in a CNN poll taken as the Obama administration approached 100 days in office.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted July 31-August 3, with 1,136 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


Filed under: CNN poll • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
09:33 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Republican leadership

House Minority Leader John Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership got low marks on the CNN National Report Card.
House Minority Leader John Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership got low marks on the CNN National Report Card.

Decimated by the 2008 elections, the Republican Party has had to find a way to contend with minority status in both houses of Congress. The GOP's biggest challenge: to defy a far more popular president's broad an ambitious agenda without seeming obstructionist. Republicans have presented a near-united front against the president's stimulus package and health care reform proposal – but nine GOP senators voted to confirm Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

You graded the performance of Republican leadership a D on the CNN National Report Card.

August 6th, 2009
09:26 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Last chance to weigh in

What do you think of the job President Obama has done since taking office? Now's your last chance to grade his performance for the CNN National Report Card, and see your results on air in just a few minutes.

Weigh in here.

UPDATE: Voting has ended - get the full results here.

August 6th, 2009
09:21 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Congress receives a C-

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think the job Congress has been doing deserves a grade of C-.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday as Barack Obama's administration approaches 200 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.

Five percent of those questioned gave Congress an A, 21 percent a B, 37 percent a C, 21 percent a D and 15 percent an F. The grade averaged out to a C-.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted July 31-August 3, with 1,136 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


Filed under: CNN poll • Congress • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
09:21 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Congress

CNN’s National Report Card – your take on the president’s performance
CNN’s National Report Card – your take on the president’s performance

Congress, controlled by Democrats, is debating health care reform legislation, and may vote on a bill by year's end after missing the original August deadline requested by President Obama. The administration's ambitious 2010 budget remains, but as of July 1, Congress had passed 39 bills that the president had signed into law, including the stimulus package, credit card reform and a $410 billion omnibus spending bill.

Fifty-two percent of you gave Congress a failing grade - but overall, you graded the performance of the Congress a D on the CNN National Report Card.

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