July 21, 2009: AP-GfK Poll: Great hopes for Obama fade to reality (AP)

  • “The easiest way to keep your poll numbers up, and to garner good press, is to do not that much here in this town, and not to cause a lot of controversy. And there’s some people who would probably advise that that’s the approach you should take. But that’s not why the American people sent me here. They sent me here to solve problems,” he said.