August 6th, 2009
09:11 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Senators receive a C+

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think the performance of their U.S. senators deserve 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.

Eleven percent of those questioned gave their senators an A, 28 percent a B, 32 percent a C, 12 percent a D and 10 percent an F. The grade averaged out to a C+.

Americans also gave their U.S. senators 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
09:10 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Your senators

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

As states across the country grappled with high unemployment rates, budget shortfalls and foreclosures, Congress passed the Obama administration's stimulus plan to provide some economic relief. The Senate – which confirmed President Obama's first Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor - is also debating a slew of other White House proposals, including a plan for heather care reform and an energy "cap and trade" program.

You graded the performance of your state's two senators a C- on the CNN National Report Card.

August 6th, 2009
08:56 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Biden receives a C

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new national poll indicates that Americans think Joe Biden's performance as vice president 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.

Eleven percent of those questioned gave Biden an A, 29 percent a B, 25 percent a C, 13 percent a D and 15 percent an F. The vice president's grade averaged out to a C.

Biden 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 • Joe Biden • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
08:51 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Vice President Biden

You gave Joe Biden a C- on the CNN National Report Card.
You gave Joe Biden a C- on the CNN National Report Card.

Vice President Biden plays a main role in promoting the Obama administration’s economic agenda. He’s also caused the administration some embarrassment with several high-profile gaffes.

Biden's getting top grades from the man in charge. "He’s doing the job the president wants him to do," said CNN political analyst Paul Begala, who has spoken with administration officials about the VP, who say these aides tell him that "…the president is very happy with Joe Biden."

He may get an A from the president, but you graded the performance of Vice President Biden a C-.

August 6th, 2009
08:42 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Clinton receives a B-

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new national poll indicates that Americans think Hillary Clinton's performance as secretary of state deserves a grade of B-.

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.

Twenty-two percent of those questioned gave Clinton an A, 35 percent a B, 22 percent a C, 11 percent a D and 8 percent an F. The secretary of state's grade averaged out to a B-.

Clinton also received a grade of B- in a CNN poll taken earlier this year 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 • Hillary Clinton • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
08:41 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Secretary of State Clinton

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew top grades from CNN analysts.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew top grades from CNN analysts.

Hillary Clinton has traveled to Asia, Europe, the Mideast and Mexico, and administration officials say she plays a key role in directing policy on China, Russia and North Korea. Obama, however, has appointed high profile envoys and representatives to spearhead key elements of his diplomatic agenda.

Top grades for Clinton from CNN's political analysts - nearly all gave her an A.

You graded the performance of Secretary of State Clinton a C+ on the CNN National Report Card.

August 6th, 2009
08:33 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama receives a C+ on foreign affairs

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think President Barack Obama's performance on foreign affairs 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 percent of those questioned gave Obama an A, 25 percent a B, 24 percent a C, 11 percent a D and 16 percent an F. The president's grade averaged out to a C+.

The president also received a grade of C+ on foreign affairs in a CNN poll taken 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 • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
08:31 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Foreign affairs

The president spoke in Cairo in June.
The president spoke in Cairo in June.

President Obama inherited two wars and other global crises around the world. During his first 200 days, he has increased the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and announced plans to withdraw most of the American military presence from Iraq by August of next year. The president has made personal outreach to other nations – including a high-profile speech to the Muslim world from Cairo in June – a key part of his foreign policy. Meanwhile, Iran and North Korea continued to raise challenges for the administration.

A mixed bag from CNN analysts, with grades from A to D.

You graded the Obama administration's handling of foreign affairs a C on the CNN National Report Card.

August 6th, 2009
08:28 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama receives a C- on health care

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new national poll indicates that Americans think President Barack Obama's performance on health care 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.

Eleven percent of those questioned gave Obama an A, 23 percent a B, 23 percent a C, 11 percent a D and 28 percent an F. The president's 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 • Second 100 Days
August 6th, 2009
08:24 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Health care

President Obama pushed for the passage of a health care reform bill by the August recess that would attempt to curb surging medical costs and provide coverage for uninsured Americans, but that deadline was pushed back amid concerns raised by Republican lawmakers and some fiscally conservative Democrats who say they're wary of its cost.

Several CNN panelists gave the president an incomplete - it's too soon to tell, they said.

You gave Obama's handling of health care a D.

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