If you turn on the news right now, President Obama's honeymoon with the press is no secret. And in fact, among the general population, the new president enjoys a favorable ratings of 71 percent and a large portion of Americans (72 percent) believe the US will be better off in four years. But the question remains — how will Americans determine that they are better off?
For the last few months, we've been seeing unemployment rates shooting upward, as hundreds of thousands of Americans lose their jobs each month. Maybe a curb in the jobless rate would signal positive progress. Or, perhaps you want to see momentous legislation — like universal healthcare or a complete withdrawal from Iraq, until you think Obama has delivered. Then again, approval ratings might be the best way to judge Obama. If he starts to dip in popularity, maybe it means his actions aren't what the country wants or needs right now.
In the next few months, how will you judge Obama?