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[POLITICO] Polls show rave reviews for SOTU
politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 01/26/2011 7:07:52 AM PST by mrsmith

Americans responded with overwhelming positivity to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, two polls conducted after the Tuesday night speech found...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; bhojobapproval; bhosotu; politico4dnc; politico4obama; politicoflack; politicoprrep; poll; sotu
What the polls show... is that only rabid Obama partisans watched the thing. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/01/25/top3.pdf http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/26/politics/main7284238.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody
1 posted on 01/26/2011 7:07:57 AM PST by mrsmith
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http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/01/25/top3.pdf
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/26/politics/main7284238.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody


2 posted on 01/26/2011 7:09:11 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

and people who were not sharp enough to read between the lines of what he said.


3 posted on 01/26/2011 7:09:59 AM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: mrsmith

HS! WTF!


4 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:18 AM PST by Doc Savage (Si vis pacem para bellum.)
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To: mrsmith

What percentage of households were watching?


5 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:23 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: mrsmith

Fool em twice, gullible!


6 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:37 AM PST by drypowder
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To: mrsmith

CNN and CBS. Oh yeah sure.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 7:11:36 AM PST by La Lydia
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8 posted on 01/26/2011 7:11:55 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mrsmith

Only libtards would watch that mess.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 7:13:15 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: mrsmith
“Polls” and “pole” cats= different spelling same smelling.
10 posted on 01/26/2011 7:13:48 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: mrsmith

“All the Kings horses and all the Kings men cannot put Humpty (Obama) Dumpty together again!!!” That is what I have to say to the media and their polls. Obama is done, toast, a waste, useless, an empty suit, a failure across the board. No media butt kissing is going to change that. As a matter of fact, he is not doing well across the media this morning. His SOTU speech was a bust, big time!!!


11 posted on 01/26/2011 7:15:46 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: mrsmith
19% Rs vs 39% Ds?

Really?

Really?

12 posted on 01/26/2011 7:15:57 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: mrsmith
He won me over.

I shall forthwith resume the marxist tendencies I shed when my dink was dry.

13 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:00 AM PST by mmercier (I need a belly full of beer)
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To: mrsmith
He won me over.

I shall forthwith resume the marxist tendencies I shed when my dink was dry.

14 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:00 AM PST by mmercier (I need a belly full of beer)
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To: mrsmith

I ask that whatever Obama is using to fool these people be put to an end, according to the will of the Good Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ.


15 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:04 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: mrsmith
The just love having orgasms over their fake polls.
16 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:08 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: kittymyrib

“What percentage of households were watching?”

That’s what I was unsuccessfully trying to find out when I ran across this... ‘stuff’.

Media probably won’t release that info until after their cheering stops.


17 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:45 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

First, mostly Democrats and squishy Independents watched. Fewer Republicans did and thus were not sampled.

Second, Obama sounded some Republican themes, and of course people responded well to that as opposed to Obama again opening the federal spigot.

Third, the ideas of the speech were polled, not Obama himself. In other words, those polled think Obama is at least now tilted in the right direction.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 7:18:02 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: mrsmith

No one polled me last night


19 posted on 01/26/2011 7:18:09 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Are you effing kidding me? How slanted is this? Really? Really?


20 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:08 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: mrsmith
"TWELVE ONLINE POLLS TAKEN AT DEMOCRAT UNDERGROUND SHOW A ROUSING LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR OBAMA'S SPEECH!!!"

... and then Politico reports something like this as 'news'.

21 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: mrsmith
Americans responded with overwhelming positivity to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, two polls conducted after before the Tuesday night speech found...
22 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:19 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: mrsmith

Well today, it is talkradio’s job now to pick everything apart.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:34 AM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: mrsmith
19% of the respondents who participated in tonight's survey identified themselves as Republicans

19%? Oh boy...truly a horrible poll.

24 posted on 01/26/2011 7:25:11 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mrsmith

I looked up the company that did the polling-Knowledge Networks. Of the 4 people on the board of directors, I looked up 3 of them (I didn’t bother looking up the 4th.) One was located in San Francisco, One was in San Jose, One was into “green technologies”. I think this poll is not representative of the population, do you?


25 posted on 01/26/2011 7:26:00 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Biggirl

“The best thing about last night’s speech is how soon it will be forgotten.” - Andy Hiller Channel 7 Boston
He also wondered why the president’s speech writers would give it the same title as a book by Newt Gingrich.


26 posted on 01/26/2011 7:27:16 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mrsmith

27 posted on 01/26/2011 7:29:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: mrsmith

“The most dangerous corruption is a corruption of a nation’s soul. That is what this administration is doing.” - Sowell

IBD
Administration Is Taking All Of Us For Fools

By THOMAS SOWELL
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/544029/201008171834/Administration-Is-Taking-All-Of-Us-For-Fools.aspx


28 posted on 01/26/2011 7:31:13 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: mrsmith

The state run media would give him rave reviews if he’d walked out and peed on the stage.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 7:35:46 AM PST by Marathoner (Repeal the 17th amendment, and the 16th for good measure.)
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To: mrsmith

I watched Anderson Cooper in the middle of the night (obviously a rerun), and while they DID state that the SOTU was a huge hit, the reporter (a black guy whose name I forgot) did state a few times that it was primarily democraps who were polled, as they were likely the only ones watching.

I’m not used to hearing the MSM admit to such a one-sided polling sample!


30 posted on 01/26/2011 7:36:32 AM PST by Joann37
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To: mrsmith

What speech? I avoided it like the plague.


31 posted on 01/26/2011 7:38:14 AM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

“19%? Oh boy...truly a horrible poll”

For Obama- it shows an exceptionally large number of people just don’t care what he says. Only his fans watched.

The spin Politico tries to put on the results is hilarious.

(Love your graphic).


32 posted on 01/26/2011 7:52:28 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

“...this is the age of emotion, not analysis.” ~ Sowell

Is Thinking Obsolete?
Townhall ^ | May 10, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
http://townhall.com/opinion/columns/thomassowell/2006/05/10/196843.html


33 posted on 01/26/2011 7:54:03 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes indeed, Yahoo news joins the chorus:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110126/pl_yblog_theticket/high-audience-approval-for-obamas-speech-polls-find


34 posted on 01/26/2011 8:01:50 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

The samplings of speech watchers:

CNN: 19% GOP; 39% Dem; 42% Indie
CBS: 25% GOP; 44% Dem; 31% Indie

What result would anyone think would come from this????


35 posted on 01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

But that is who watched the thing.

The big news in the polls is that few people who aren’t Obama fans watched it. IE: it wasn’t important.

Still waiting on Neilsen ratings


36 posted on 01/26/2011 8:38:44 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: ScottinVA

The reason Obama’s SOTU address gets such high marks is because most Americans don’t know their donkey from a hole in the ground. Most vote the way their parents and grandparents did, one straight party ticket or the other straight party ticket. They are unable to think for themselves and the last twenty years they are not voting for their own party they are voting against the other party. The tea party members are the exception. Most are former GOPers who saw their representatives getting away from party fundamentals and basic tenets of the GOP. They are the smart ones. While many democrats felt the same way about their party they were not smart enough to do anything about it. Just goes to prove you can’t fix stupid!


37 posted on 01/26/2011 8:40:28 AM PST by foxfighter
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To: Joann37; kittymyrib

Nielsen

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118030951
Not very clear, it looks like 20 some million viewers- that would be the smallest audience ever! (But I’m not sure I’m interpreting the numbers correctly. )

Historical viewership: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/stateoftheunion-nielsenratings.pdf


38 posted on 01/26/2011 10:23:18 AM PST by mrsmith
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39 posted on 01/26/2011 10:58:04 AM PST by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: mrsmith

Check the comments to the article at Politico for a real laugh. Even they get it!

Jack.


40 posted on 01/26/2011 11:50:38 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/01/fox-news-wins-cable-race-with-state-of-the-union-speech-coverage-and-analysis.html
“An average of 5 million total viewers watched the address on Fox, handily beating the 3 million for CNN and 2.5 million for MSNBC, according to the Nielsen Co.”

He needs a million+ viewers on the spanish stations to beat the second-lowest SOTU ratings.

Gonna be close, I guess the numbers will be released after the nightly newscasts are safely over.


41 posted on 01/26/2011 2:49:56 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: daletoons

LOL!
I’m always dumbstruck when the media puts out the ‘Obama is like Reagan’ meme.


42 posted on 01/26/2011 2:52:08 PM PST by mrsmith
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