Zogby Report Card: Obama has 'lost public trust in his leadership'

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pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is sinking in the polls as the public is giving up on his leadership at home and overseas.

"The president's polling numbers are down again overall and majorities are negative on his ability to handle foreign policy, the economy, and health care.

“He has lost public trust in his leadership. His legislative agenda is not even on life support.

"An emboldened, but much less popular GOP, is doing all of the wrong things to try to attain public trust: hog the microphone at public hearings and harass witnesses, sue the president for issuing executive orders, refuse to clear the deck on the troublesome issue of immigration, and not even try to lip sync 'We Shall Overcome' in a disastrous display of national 'unity.'

"There is no visible legislative agenda coming from congressional leaders and no agreement on how to handle foreign hotspots like Iraq and Syria. The only GOP idea on Iraq came from former Vice President Dick Cheney.

“Bad week for Mr. Obama but sometimes the devil ya know is better than the devil who screwed up before."

Grade — D

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.