On the Record: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate President Obama after his first year in office?

By Dominick Delgadillo
Photos by Lilly Vranova

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Florent Bee, 22 Biology Major “I would rate him five because so far I haven’t seen anything that would make me give him a better number.”
Florent Bee, 22 Biology Major
“I would rate him five because so far I haven’t seen anything that would make me give him a better number.”
Amanda Rittenhouse, 49 Women’s Health Instructor “I’d put him at about an eight right now. I think the fact that he’s challenging the divisiveness of the Republicans and the Democrats is making a big difference, so it’s getting better.”
Amanda Rittenhouse, 49 Women’s Health Instructor
“I’d put him at about an eight right now. I think the fact that he’s challenging the divisiveness of the Republicans and the Democrats is making a big difference, so it’s getting better.”
Anthony Henderson, 20 Undeclared  “Probably an eight: Everything about his campaign screams, ‘right idea, wrong time.’ He’s young. I don’t question that he’s very good at what he does, but I think if he had more experience, he could do better.”

Anthony Henderson, 20 Undeclared “Probably an eight: Everything about his campaign screams, ‘right idea, wrong time.’ He’s young. I don’t question that he’s very good at what he does, but I think if he had more experience, he could do better.”

Michael Knight, 22 Audio Science Major  “Probably a seven: His agenda seems very sincere. I do believe he rushed into it. I think that people expected to see results immediately, but the reality is that, for what he’s trying to do, you can’t really get results just like that.”

Michael Knight, 22 Audio Science Major “Probably a seven: His agenda seems very sincere. I do believe he rushed into it. I think that people expected to see results immediately, but the reality is that, for what he’s trying to do, you can’t really get results just like that.”

Patricia Melodia, 46   Electrocardiogram Technician Major “A four: I don’t think he’s done anything. He’s getting credit, and he hasn’t accomplished anything. I didn’t like him as a candidate.”
Samira Ali, 47 Electrocardiogram Technician Major
“Probably seven: The country’s in a mess. However, there are things he promised knowing that, like universal health coverage. But he’s hesitating and taking his time on it. But when I say seven, he’s helping out — like by creating jobs.”
Patricia Melodia, 46   Electrocardiogram Technician Major “A four: I don’t think he’s done anything. He’s getting credit, and he hasn’t accomplished anything. I didn’t like him as a candidate.”
Patricia Melodia, 46 Electrocardiogram Technician Major
“A four: I don’t think he’s done anything. He’s getting credit, and he hasn’t accomplished anything. I didn’t like him as a candidate.”
Rabiah Harrison, 30 Mechanical Engineering Major “I will give him a seven. For one thing, it’s only been a year. The health care thing is a fiasco. I think he needs to put his foot down a little more and stop pandering to the G.O.P. I want him to be more like the Obama he was when he campaigned.”
Rabiah Harrison, 30 Mechanical Engineering Major
“I will give him a seven. For one thing, it’s only been a year. The health care thing is a fiasco. I think he needs to put his foot down a little more and stop pandering to the G.O.P. I want him to be more like the Obama he was when he campaigned.”

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