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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:23 PM

PPP: 67% of SOTU Viewers Approved of President Obama's Speech

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ppp-67-percent-of-sotu-viewers-approve-of

The overwhelming majority of those who tuned in to the State of the Union address approved of the speech delivered by President Barack Obama, according to the findings of a snap poll that was released Wednesday.

The automated survey, conducted Tuesday night by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of the National Resources Defense Council, showed that 67 percent of those who said they watched the State of the Union approved of Obama's speech while 33 percent disapproved. Seventy-two percent of women and 62 percent of men said they approved of the address.

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Reply PPP: 67% of SOTU Viewers Approved of President Obama's Speech (Original post)
stevenleser Feb 2013 OP
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #1
Mariana Feb 2013 #3
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #6
OregonBlue Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #5
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #7

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:24 PM

1. Republicans are on the wrong side of every issue & challenge facing 21st century America.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:32 PM

3. Most republicans probably refused to watch the speech

so relatively few of them would have been counted in this survey. There's a reason Fox News didn't put on Obama's speeches during the campaign. It's because Fox News viewers would have immediately changed the channel.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:44 PM

6. True, and the RWNJs who did watch are allergic to facts anyway.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:27 PM

2. It was a good inclusive speech. What was not to like?

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:34 PM

4. But but but

Boehner told me it was all about increased taxes and more stimulus which he had heard before. Who should I believe?

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:42 PM

5. It was excellent.. I don't care what

the rude pundit had to say about it.

Obama charts bold course for second term

But last night was the first SOTU of Obama's second term, and it offered the president an opportunity to present a new way forward. The address also served as something of a book-end speech -- Obama delivered an ambitious inaugural address just three weeks ago, articulating a broad vision of collective action, and last night was a chance to start filling in the outlined principles with policy specifics.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/13/16948133-obama-charts-bold-course-for-second-term

Obama Delivers One of the Best Speeches of His Presidency: a Tour de Force SOTU

The Obama vision for America was laid out in sweeping fashion. President Obama delivered what might be the greatest State of the Union address from a president in at least 25 years.

Why was Obama’s address so good? It laid out a real vision for the future.
http://www.politicususa.com/obama-delivers-tour-de-force-sotu-speeches-presidency.html

Thanks for the poll, Steve

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:50 PM

7. This is really interesting....

It means that a host of Americans who voted for Romney agree with Obama's approach to the issues.

And this wasn't the only poll that had similar numbers. The CNN poll had 77% with Very Positive (53%) or Somewhat Positive (24%) reactions to the SOTU. It would appear that outside the hardcare teabagging base of the Republican Party, Obama has something that looks like nearly universal support.

The question is, will he use it?

Sometimes Obama reminds me of Gen. George McClellan in the Civil War. No matter what numerical advantage he might enjoy, it's never quite enough to justify going on the offense.

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