In his inauguration speech, President Obama noted the country was in the "midst of crisis," and the downtimes -- whether with the war, the sputtering economy or the BP oil spill -- have certainly continued. But he also got a comprehensive health care bill passed and has inspired millions at home and abroad with his poise, intelligence and compassion. As the President nears the halfway point of his first term, please take our quick poll and grade his performance. Also, please leave your thoughts in the Comments section below...

Jul, 27, 2010

In his inauguration speech, President Obama noted the country was in the "midst of crisis," and the downtimes-whether with the war, the sputtering economy or the BP oil spill-have certainly continued. But he also got a comprehensive healthcare bill passed and has inspired millions at home and abroad with his poise, intelligence and compassion. As the President nears the halfway point of his first term, please take our quick poll and grade his performance. Also, please leave your thoughts in the Comments section below. Take the survey now.