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Poll: Most people who watched Obama’s SOTU speech give it high marks

A quickie poll commissioned by CNN after President Obama’s State of the Union Address SHOWED majority approval of the speech in various respects (although it should be noted that the viewing audience was disproportionately Democratic):

Fifty-three percent of speech watchers questioned in the poll had a very positive reaction, with 24% saying they had a somewhat positive response and 22% with a negative response…

Seventy-one percent of speech watchers said the president’s policies will move the country in the right direction, with 26% saying Obama’s polices will take the nation in the wrong direction. The 71% of speech watchers who said the president’s polices will move the country in the right direction is up six points from before the speech…

Fifty-eight percent of those questioned said the president’s speech was better than his second inaugural address, with one in five saying that last month’s speech was the better of the two…

Seven in ten speech watchers said that the president’s gun polices would move the country in the right direction, up nine points from before the start of the address…

Just over three-fourths said Obama’s policies on immigration would move the country in the right direction, up 12 points from before the address. And 73% said the same thing about the president’s comments on the environment, up seven points from before the speech.

Nearly two-thirds said the plans Obama outlined in the address will succeed in improving the economy. Sixty-four percent said the president’s proposals will succeed in creating jobs, with six in the saying his plans will be successful in reforming the tax code and 55% saying the same thing about reducing the deficit.

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  1. DUH… Come on Pat.. don’t be surprised that most people give Obama’s sotu high marks when 90% of the people watching are Liberal Democrats such as you?

  2. chuck: Ninety percent? Where did you get that figure? You just made it up, right?

  3. By the way, readers who are unfamiliar with Chuck should know this about him:

    He recently told us that he would move to Texas if that state ever secedes from the Union.

    So, as you see, Chuck is not a very patriotic American.

    And when he uses the expression “DUH” (as in the comment above), he’s not being sarcastic or ironic. That’s just his way of communicating when he’s at a loss for words.

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