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National Politics Wed Mar 11 2009

President Obama In A Word

Most Americans use the word "intelligent" to describe President Obama. Me thinks times have changed some.

Good Luck / March 12, 2009 9:07 AM

Check back in a couple months.

It seems that quite a lot of people think he doing an absolutely dreadful job.

From MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

68% of respondents give him either a D or an F.

...and did I mention that it was MSNBC!

Good Luck / March 12, 2009 9:20 AM

...and apparently "intelligent" economists weren't polled:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123671107124286261.html

U.S. President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received failing grades for their efforts to revive the economy from participants in the latest Wall Street Journal forecasting survey. The economists' assessment stands in stark contrast with Mr. Obama's popularity with the public, with a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll giving him a 60% approval rating. A majority of the 49 economists polled said they were dissatisfied with the administration's economic policies.
On average, they gave the president a grade of 59 out of 100, and although there was a broad range of marks, 42% of respondents rated Mr. Obama below 60. Mr. Geithner received an average grade of 51. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke scored better, with an average 71.

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