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.


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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. Alan

    I can bet you $100 that every Republican in this country got online and gave Obama an F just because they want him to fail. If Republicans would give the guy a chance and work with him instead of continuing their racist, anti-productive, "just say no" agenda, we could have accomplished a lot more by now.

    August 7, 2009 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
  2. John

    Republicans will do anything to make Obama look bad, including spending hours on the internet giving him Fs over and over again.

    August 7, 2009 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  3. octwen

    I give B.H.O an F-.F-.F-.F-! 1. The First F is 4 B.H.O being a Fake! 2. the 2nd F is for Foul smelling( His REV.White Church, the Bad Corrupt- in Chig. ILL., and all His Bad Picks of Seats Candits not paying their own TAXES!). 3rd F is for His Big Fat Mouth ( Calling the Police STUPID). And the 4th F. Falling Real Short! And Spending OUR MONEY on His Lack of experience on OUR expence! He needs to be FIRED!!!!

    August 7, 2009 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  4. Republican turned Democrat

    I would give Obama a B+. The man is trying to fix the greatest challenges in the life of a president...very poor economy and two ongoing wars. He inherited a big mess, created over an 8-year period, by Bush and his administration. We cannot expect him to fix this mess in a few months or even a year. I would give him at least two years.

    August 7, 2009 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  5. diane mitchell

    I think our president deserves more credit!!!!!

    August 7, 2009 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
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