Report Card: Only 29% say President Bambi Has Nation Headed in Right Direction


Paul Bedard  writes:  Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama’s numbers are mixed, both in approval rating and right-direction, wrong-direction.

[Check out Zogby’s book: First Globals Understanding, Managing, & Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation at Amazon]

“I am a numbers guy and the numbers are mixed. Troubling for Obama is that so few Americans feel the U.S. is headed in the right direction (29 percent average) and that the stock market is falling. This could be the inevitable correction and the obvious impact of the Fed‘s tapering.

“He is also still upside down in public opinion toward Obamacare, though the gap between supporters and opponents is not really widening.

“On the flip side, his approval numbers are averaging at 43 percent, more like 44 percent in the most recent polls, and the numbers of applications for jobless benefits are considerably down. Unemployment is down to 6.6 percent, and only 113,000 new jobs were created, but November and December job numbers have been revised up….

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Zogby is the senior analyst for Zogby Analytics and author (with Joan Snyder Kuhl) of The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing our Millennial Generation.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner‘s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at

One Comment on “Report Card: Only 29% say President Bambi Has Nation Headed in Right Direction”

  1. Brittius says:

    When you say “President Bambi”, I always get a mental picture of Obama on a girl’s bicycle, and wearing a helmet.

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