December 18th, 2009
03:26 PM ET
4 years ago

How's Obama doing?

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Enough

    The half that doesn't follow the news or read the paper. The intelligent half know he is a weak, naive and inexperienced leader who is out to destroy America.

    December 18, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. Fitz in Texas

    The "Inept President Award" should be taken from Carter and given to Obama.

    December 18, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. Albo58

    Worse President since Carter! With an inept administration and a lib loon-dominated Congress, I think our country has never been so poorly lead in our history! Come on Nov 2010!

    December 18, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Obama=Trickle up poverty

    Lousy, he is the worst president ever, we didn't vote for Jimmy Carter's second least we didn't think we were. Obama ran in the center and quickly went far left, the old bait and switch that too many people fell for.

    December 18, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. Jake


    he's doing what we elected him to do

    it would be an A+ if he gets more progressive with gay and lesbian equality!


    December 18, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Quite well, thank you!

    December 18, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. RAG

    Let's see:

    1. The illegal and pointless war in Iraq is being wound down,
    2. The legal and necessary war in Afganistan is finally being managed compitently.
    3. The housing market is recovering.
    4. The jobless rate is down.
    5. Th economic system didn't collapse.
    6. The holocaust of the poor and uninsurable is ending.
    7. We have an administation that acts legally and observes the Constitution.
    8. We are addressing the coming horror caused by human-induced climate change.

    I thin he is doing an EXCELLENT job. The one thing he slipped on is not arresting the previous criminal administration, trying them for treason, hanging them on the Washington Mall, and then revoking the citizenship and deporting to the center of the ocean everyone who supported them.

    December 18, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Diana

    Iam proud he represents us. I can not get over how he keeps trying to work with all. I have no idea how anyone thinks he is too left. I wish he would push for public option

    December 18, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. Randy

    I get sick of hearing over and over the Repubs are in with big corporations, and that the same corporations are ruining the country. The same people who believe this are typically anti-capitalism and totally against the trickledown economics of the 80's. Now let’s take a look back at the almighty ones stimulus plan, that was fully supported by the Dems. Look at how the money was dispersed, did one individual person get a government check, or did Obama and company pass this money down through large corporations. Trickle down with government at the top. All 536 (1 Pres, 435 House, 100 Senate), are in the pockets of big corp. Our country as we knew it is gone, the people need to revolt.

    December 18, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Doug

    Why not report McCain's lack of recall to Oct 10 '02 when he objected in the very same manner in the very same room to the very same request by Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) when he spoke in favor of an amendment offered by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) that would have restricted Bush’s constitutional powers to wage war against Iraq.

    It's all about ratings and sensationalism ... so much for journalism.

    December 18, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. What!?

    What !?

    How's he doing!?

    I voted for him

    Donated money for his campaign

    Voted a straight Democratic ticket

    Sent money to the DNC, and other democratic candidates in 4 other states.

    Only to assist in "getting things done".

    And now, to watch the Democratic President and majority fail.....

    FAIL The folks who bought into their line of B.S.

    Healthcare reform is a stinking JOKE .....A JOKE!

    What? No Public Option, No Binding or meaningful Insurance regulation, stunt and stillify Medicare.

    Obama, You and your Democratic party (a majority!) are proving be incapable, deficient, not ready, amateur!

    . The outright failure of the Democratic party so early in this opportunity to prove its own reward. A worthless Congress A worthless Senate. why dont you guys just start chasing interns?!.....Its about your most memorable accomplishment to date.

    One P.O. 'd swing voter

    December 18, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. pt

    This is a man for our times. He is brilliant and working non-stop to turn our country around. This leader was handed a plate like no other president has been given, and he can't be expected to change everything overnight. He is not on a ranch chopping wood or riding bikes a third of his time like our last figure head, so be glad someone "up there" looked out for us.

    December 18, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. T'SAH from Virginia

    LQQK at the little things he has done and accomplished that the MEDIA does not report. They rather report the NASTY Tea Partiers and other UGLY episodes of trying to get the Health Care Bill passed.

    NOW they want to GRADE HIM???

    This is @ENOUGH – who blogs here all the time and really should be thankful that his blogs are getting posted because if it was FOX NEWS – no liberals have a chance to get anything printed – YOU should STFU!!! YOU like many other FAR-RIGHT WING NUT REPUBLICAN'TS would NEVER see ANY GOOD in President Obama even if everything he does is GOOD!!!

    YES the President should have THUMBS UP because he is trying to CHANGE the way business is done in the WH – THEN, you have these "HEAD STRONG and DEAD WRONG politicians from both sides giving him a hard time!!!!!

    December 18, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Josefina Brown

    Hello CNN! How about headlining the story "Half the country gives President Obama a thumbs DOWN"

    December 18, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. Vets4Obama

    He has republicans pissed as hell, salivating, yelling, throwing tantrums with unintelligible diatribe dripping from their half baked minds. He's got the whole of america actively involved in heated debate. He has the world's attention. We haven't lost 3000 people in new york, and it's been a full TEN MONTHS.......In a nut shell..................

    He's doing AWESOME!

    December 18, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. Sean in NC

    Well he isn't doing all that much that is for sure but that is beside the point. How about giving us some of that global warming we could use it right now, before we get covered up in snow.

    December 18, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. mjm

    Rasmussen has him at 44% approval with 54% disapproval.

    28% strongly approve, 42% strongly disapprove.

    That's what happens when you spend 3-4 trillion in the first year AND try to destroy health care.

    December 18, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  18. a real American

    Great joke, RAG!!!

    Wait, were you serious?

    I find quite hypocritical (a liberal trait that doesn't surprise me) that you point out how Obama observes the Constitution, you later support "Hanging them on the Washington Mall" and "revoking the citizenship and deporting... everyone who supported them (the previous administration). Priceless!

    December 18, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Typical Republican

    Really bad. By this time in Bush's term, we had lost people and stuff. This guy has kept america safe longer then Bush did, that's not good. As a republican, it's only a good president when a city is attacked under them.

    December 18, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Leon

    LOL! Look at these negative losers below me...

    Obama is a great president. HE hasnt done a single thing to make this country worse, and he's currently administering fixes to help make things better. Unlike, Bush and his friends in power who blatantly milked the country, and everyones pockets. Hell, Cheney is STILL milking y'all w/ Halliburton in Iraq!

    You cant please everyone all of the time, and the Obama administration is not trying to please everyone. They're making an effort to change things for the better, and look - unemployment is falling, and the DOW is going up... it's a slow process to do a 180 from a nose-dive... but, how about these negative thinkers take some time out and actually DO something to help the country, other than talk talk talk. You dont accomplish a thing by whining and complaining w/ no facts... ANY of y'all could do a better job. Half of you dont have the intelligence, nor the care to do anything more than run your mouth on a comment board. DO something to help, or keep the negativity to yourself.

    December 18, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  21. Debby

    He has done nothing so this poll is a little ridiculous.

    December 18, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  22. Barton

    Doing well with what he inherited. The economy is inching forward which is a complete turnaround from the last administration. The right likes to blast him because he is popular. Well? How did they like the job that the last "unpopular" president did?
    When the jobs start to come back in the spring they will undoubtably say that neither he or the stimulus had anything to do with it. The majority knows better and that will show up at the polling stations especially after the health bill is passed and the US doesn't suddenly become Nazi Germany or the USSR as predicted by Limbaugh, Beck and the rest. It's funny but one of the most common sense prognosticators seems to be Mr. Pat Buchanan. He seems to have left the party in party politics behind in order to seek the truth and I am a liberal democrat.

    December 18, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Tim

    Even his pals Ayers and Chavez are laughing at him.

    December 18, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  24. mark

    carter 2.0, can you say one and done obama?

    December 18, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  25. seebofubar

    Well if history means anything, he gets an F-. He has the lowest approval rating of any president in history this far into his first year. But that doesn't surprise any inteligent person.

    December 18, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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