Obama's report card

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Obama's report card

 

For his 200th day in office, CNN had a poll as to whether this administration was passing/failing on several issues

 

http://reportcard.cnn.com/

 

 

Looks like Congress fails

 

 

 


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 Interesting.

 

Both Congress and the Media are fairly hated.

 

Obama is relatively the same. Hillary Clinton is loved for some reason?

 

Huh.

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Congress has done little or

Congress has done little or nothing to work on issues that Americans say they want handled. This is with a Democrat majority. Funny in countries such as Canada and the UK when a party is in control they push their agenda through. Not here however. Perhaps that tells you to who the members of Congress feel they owe allegiance, not their constituents but powerful lobbies.

Obama is still a newlywed and hasn't done anything completely stupid like reading My Pet Goat while attacks were in process.

Clinton is seen as doing a great job with foreign policy which is part of Obama's agenda.

The media demonstrate daily how worthless they use the public airwaves as in the coverage of balloon boy and family.

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I don't like the A-F grades

I don't like the A-F grades used. Really people were given a scale of 1 to 11 to use. The A+,A,A-,etc grades don't match up with the scale used. If you rated them 6 out of 11, then they get a "B-". Scoring 6 on a scale of 1 to 11 isn't a "B-", it's a "F". On this scale if you ranked them as being just slightly better than the absolute worst you can think of (2 out of 11), they get a "D." A "D" is well below average (7 out of 11), but it isn't just barely not the absolute lowest possible. Being barely higher than the absolute lowest ranking possible is still scoring and "F".

I would change the letter grades used on this survey. I would assign anything 6 out of 11 or lower as a "F" and 7 through 11 range would be the "D" through "A" range. The range they use could falsely make people think that this is on a scale of 1 to 100 in which 59 or lower is an "F" when really it is on a scale of 1 to 11 in which only scoring 1 out 11 is an F and anything higher is a D or better. I'm imagining someone reading that "Obama scores a C+ in public opinion" and wrongly thinking that means around 77% approval when on this scale it means about 45% approval. Obama doesn't have a "C-" in public opinion on his handling of the economy; he has an average of 3 on a scale of 1 to 11 on his handling of the economy which works out to 27% or a very low "F."

Why didn't they just use a scale of 1 to 11 and tell you the average value that corresponds to. Why assign grades to each value that makes no sense on a scale of 1 to 11?

As for the scores themselves: the media and congress always score low on public opinion polls. We perpetually hate our congressional and senate representatives and we perpetually reelect them. We are pretty unhappy in the poll. There isn't a single category in which "1 out 11" isn't the most common choice and "2 out of 11" isn't the second most common choice. I notice that he middle ranges are rarely chosen. People seem to love or hate with little in the middle. And presently those who are strongly dissatisfied outnumber those who are strongly satisfied.

I wonder what the political leanings of facebook members are? I doubt that facebook is a representative sampling of the entire population.

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pauljohntheskeptic

pauljohntheskeptic wrote:

Congress has done little or nothing to work on issues that Americans say they want handled. This is with a Democrat majority. Funny in countries such as Canada and the UK when a party is in control they push their agenda through. Not here however. Perhaps that tells you to who the members of Congress feel they owe allegiance, not their constituents but powerful lobbies.

Obama is still a newlywed and hasn't done anything completely stupid like reading My Pet Goat while attacks were in process.

Clinton is seen as doing a great job with foreign policy which is part of Obama's agenda.

The media demonstrate daily how worthless they use the public airwaves as in the coverage of balloon boy and family.

 

'nuff said.

 

This was an excellent summary of the lack of information presented.

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