No, it’s not a B+. According to a new national poll, Americans are divided over whether Obama’s first year was sucessful or a failure.
“He is getting a passing grade, but the report card is not that good that his mother is going to put it up on the refrigerator,” says Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. I would have to agree with Brown. In fact, it is a bit of a shocker to find poll numbers this low.
“Americans are split and that is not surprising; they were split about George Bush, they were split about Bill Clinton,” Brown continued. If you analyze what Brown said in his comparison to Obama with Bush and Clinton, this is no surprise. After all, the positive change (and transperancy) Obama promised the American people are now merely words — not action.
Other findings of the poll are that only 41% of Americans approve of Obama’s job in handling the economy, while a mere 34% approve of his job creations performance. 48% also give him approval on his job against fighting terrorism, and 47% of Americans think Obama is not spending enough time on the economy.Published in