Friday, April 24, 2009
MSNBC.com is hosting an unscientific poll as to how Americans think that Obama's first 100 days have gone.
As of 8:30 a.m. on 4/24/2009, 36% give him an "A" and 39% give him an "F." That is with nearly 3 million responses thus far. Approximately 12% give him either a "B" or a "C" while 13% give him a "D."
It is interesting that a majority of Americans give him a grade of below average. Yet a Politico.com story from 4/23/2009 uses such superlatives as promise-keeper, game changer, FDR, and one cool cucumber to sum up his first 100 days. This article's purpose was to survey the attitudes of the press regarding Obama, and examine the story that is being pushed by insiders in the Obama administration.
The disjuncture between the common man and the chattering class has perhaps never been wider.
See the MSNBC poll here. The MSNBC page carries a disclaimer that it is an ongoing, unscientific poll. However, even a Gallup poll found decidedly mixed results, as 43% of Americans gave Obama a rating for his first 100 days as Just OK, Poor, or Terrible.