April 29th, 2009
10:17 PM ET
11 years ago

CNN Poll: Dems congressional leadership grade

(CNN) - A new national poll suggests that Americans think the performance of the Democratic leaders in 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.

Eleven percent of those questioned gave the Democratic Congressional leadership an A, 29 percent a B, 25 percent a C, 15 percent a D and 20 percent a F. The grade 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.

soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. maxine

    I think they are doing their best

    April 29, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. John Howard

    Narcissistic radical. A product of the liberal mental disorder.

    April 29, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. Briman

    its funny to read some of the comments here. Its as if everything wrong in America started the day Obama was elected. What is forgotten is Obama was not in charge until January 20 th. No mention of who what or how caused the things that the current admin and politicians are responding to.

    What would you have done if G.W. was able to run for another term vote blindly for him as was done twice before?

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. Sonja

    Demorcrates have controled the house for 2 years where your misah sat and voted for 2 years. Although mostly "present" but all the same he and the Dems controlled the place. And the spitting Barney Franks when the Repubs was saying and trying to get an investigation on the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending practices and they said the REPUB were sending them on a witch hunt. In 2006 Franks got up and told us all that all was fine and the lending practices were ethical. So why arent they investigating the ties of the old CEO of Fannie Mae and Barney Franks? No investigation, just a move into the administration as over TARP. GE owns CNN and NBC and see how much money the Obama's are giving them. We need a new watergate investigation into all this.

    April 29, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  5. Jeff V.

    F- For only helping their pet projects

    April 29, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  6. Briman

    Boy how I miss the days of George W,nothing getting done ,pissing off the world,no concern for the rights of the common man. Man how much I would give for a walk through 2008 again...LOL

    April 29, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  7. Ewan

    Thanks to the Almighty God for President Obama. Without him, we would have been in a depression already.
    Thanks for his stimulus package that will bring a halt to the recession and bring back prosperity.
    Where has all the past leaders been? How can any American be without health care. God has blessed America with such prosperity and we have citizens within the country without access to healthcare. Thanks to Ted Kennedy and his support for Barack and healthcare for all americans.

    It so great that we are all talking about peace with the whole world. President Barack. Obama.

    Look what President Barack iObama is doing to keep GM alive and all the jobs that will be saved. He is already a great President.

    He is the most transparent President I have ever seen.

    Kodoo to Allen Specter for his vision to help this great country by joing President Barack Obama and the Democratic party.

    America will be prsoperous again before President Obama leave the white house.

    Look how he handle the housing crisis and the banks. Great. Great.
    God bless President Obama.

    April 29, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  8. e.Schultz

    A++ He is doing the toughest job in the world (unlike the puppet show we sufered for the last 8 years). He is an inspiration for us all!!

    April 29, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  9. Richard

    Obama gets an A from me

    April 29, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  10. Richard

    GOP gets an F

    April 29, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Susan

    Congress needs to stop bickering and get to work. Honestly, two days talking about what a brave or cowardly man Arlen Specter is? It isn't like he's going to vote through the Democratic agenda.
    President Obama is dealing with about a dozen major things at once...how many of you can do that? Give the man some space and time. So far, I am pleased with his decisions, although he needs to find a way to prosecute the terrorists in the previous administration.
    And gosh, I don't think we're becoming less democratic, although that disappoints the right, who really want to use all those guns they've been stockpiling. Thanks so much, Glenn Beck, for your fear-mongering and your hate that has increased gun violence in this country. And thanks for talking to the lowest common denominator of people, those who think you actually speak the truth, when you are nothing more than a commentator like Rush. You are not a journalist, nor a lawyer.

    April 29, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  12. Hubert Morant

    I personally think with the pressure he is undergoinging he is doing very well .He is a brilliant man,Foundementally one of the best in recent time.

    April 29, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. No Hillary = No Obama


    April 29, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  14. peggy sharpe

    I personally don"t see anything has changed since Obama took office. It seems like all the Democrats are after is money, money, money. And as for bipartainship for both parties, I have seen none. It.s all a one-sided affair. And as for President Obama's first 100 days in office, I can see no change. He may be trying to uphold all his campaign promises, but for my own opinion of the President, I can"t see anything he's promised the people of the United States except keep raising taxes and keep making broken promises to us. I do hope people will open their eyes and see how bad things really are. And they will probably be worse the next 100 days. The USA will be broke.

    April 29, 2009 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  15. C.FL

    Above average. Keep up the good work!

    April 29, 2009 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  16. nobama


    This WAS a free country till obamas dems are taking over. WE dont have to share both sides. If we were communist we would but were not yet

    Liberial and proud said ,"And gee, at least the stimulus went to the people"

    MONEY TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    last time i check 400$ out of the total taxpayer cost of 10 grand a person was 4% LEARN YOUR MATH

    Heres some more of your money to the people

    25million to tribal alchohol PORK!!!

    $850 million for Amtrak PORK!!!!

    $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters

    $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.

    150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

    25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction

    P.S. im 12

    April 29, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  17. Had It

    A – they have to put up with those 40 people and still get something done for US.

    We elected them, we pay them. Get real you hypocrits.

    April 29, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  18. deviano

    She pretty much is sghritat forward, hence her show "cutting through the bull". This is not the first time she has came down on Obama. She has criticized Palin herself and then Palin's people for holding her back during the campaign. She ripped Mccain for how his campaign was handled, Pelosi and Reid have been targets also.Basically she is probably center-left but will give shots to any when appropriate.So to answer your question "Is CNN turning on Obama?" This is nothing new for her.Take Care

    March 16, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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