Zogby Report Card: Obama has lost our trust

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Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies.

"There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce.

“Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume.

“Listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone calls? That isn't a violation of privacy, it is an affront to all decency. And now the Saudis are angry at us too. I am not sure how Mr. Obama wins back trust from our key allies.

“While his polling numbers are not horrible this week, his life certainly is."

Grade -- F

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 pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.