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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:29 PM

State of the Union gets high marks from Ohio voters, says poll

Democratic pollster Geoff Garin conducted a focus group during last night’s State of the Union address with voters in Columbus, Ohio (a key swing state). The group was evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans/Independents - and, according to a memo by Garin, the overall reaction to the speech was extremely positive.

A few highlights from the memo:

In a before-and-after test, the proportion of participants describing Obama as “a strong leader” rose from 39% to 71%.

Fully 78% said after the speech that Obama “looks out for the middle class,” up from 59% before the speech.

The share of participants who said Obama has good ideas for improving the economy rose from 39% before the speech to 79% after the speech.

More at link: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0125/State-of-the-Union-gets-high-marks-from-Ohio-voters-says-poll


We'll see how it resonated on a national level later, but for now this appears to be a positive indicator.


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Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2012 OP
yellerpup Jan 2012 #1
WCGreen Jan 2012 #3
yellerpup Jan 2012 #4
JoePhilly Jan 2012 #5
yellerpup Jan 2012 #6
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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:33 PM

1. That looks positive.

He laid his agenda out and it resonated with a lot more people than me, that's for sure. During the President's speech last night, I looked at the headlines on my computer and AP had an article posted about the speech being a stale 'rehash' about 15 minutes before he was finished. It was a great speech, and I'm so gratified that people were looking at it with interest and that it seemed to help them make up their minds about who to support in 2012. Thanks for posting.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:38 PM

3. Peggy the Noone thought it went on too long....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:52 PM

4. That's because she didn't write it.

And it was more interesting and more effective than anything she ever wrote.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:57 PM

5. Did she make her trade marked "who farted" face ...??

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:50 PM

6. You have the evidence, I see.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:37 PM

2. Hope they remember that in November

Repukes will be doing EVERYTHING to make them forget

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