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Obama TV ratings drop for jobs speech
Washington Examiner ^ | 9-10-11 | Philip Klein

Posted on 09/10/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

President Obama’s jobs speech represented the lowest ratings he’s received for any address to a joint session of Congress of his presidency.

The speech garnered 31.5 million viewers, according to the website TVbythenumbers, which was slightly lower than his Sept. 2009 health care speech to Congress, which drew 32.1 million viewers and is probably the fairest comparison.

But viewed against other addresses to Congress, it looks worse, and is part of a broader downward trend.

During his first speech to a joint session of Congress in February 2009, Obama drew 52.4 million viewers. His first official State of the Union Address on January 2010 drew 48 million viewers and this year’s SOTU had 42.8 million. His highest rated speech of all time was his speech on the death of Osama bin Laden, which drew 56.5 million viewers, though it wasn’t to a joint session. Nor were his speeches on Iraq and Libya, which drew 29.2 million and 25.6 million, respectively.


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From 48 in 2010 to 43 in 2011 down to 31.5 Thursday.

35% drop in viewership.

Looks like the Obama show will be cancelled.

1 posted on 09/10/2011 11:00:02 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

We’re tired of the talkin’ and the lyin’.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 11:06:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why would anyone want to watch a rerun of a puppet show?


3 posted on 09/10/2011 11:08:57 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Am I too late to blame Bush or racism for the drop in ratings?


4 posted on 09/10/2011 11:09:59 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Mikey_1962

Obama been saying new Jobs Plan will be presented soon. Then he talks about it on national TV Thursday. He still has not presented a written jobs plan, all talk.


5 posted on 09/10/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: Mouton

I had more important TV viewing - “The Honeymooner’s” with Ralph and Alice in a 12 hr Marathon of back-to-back episodes - TV Worth Watching!!!!


6 posted on 09/10/2011 11:13:59 AM PDT by Mr. Wright (is)
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To: Mikey_1962

It sounds as though the “dumbing down of America” trend line might have leveled off. However, that 31.5 million number is way too high. We’ve still got work to do.


7 posted on 09/10/2011 11:15:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

31.5 million people don’t have a life.


8 posted on 09/10/2011 11:20:56 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Mikey_1962
It looks like Zer0 will have to jump the shark to keep his show from being cancelled.

Zer0 rehersing his next stunt:


9 posted on 09/10/2011 11:22:22 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
We’re tired of the talkin’ and the lyin’.

or the shuckin' and jivin'

To sit around and bullsh!t with your coworkers instead of doing your assigned work; to slack off.

or the herkin' and jerkin'

In a nervous state, one who moves his/her neck about, as if independent from the body, in a circular eratic motion.

or the Lightbulb

The look on the face of an African-American negro when engaging in converstation with a white person and realizes that no other blacks are within earshot. The Negro suddenly understands and will speak proper english without frontin or shuckin and jivin

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

10 posted on 09/10/2011 11:22:42 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Orange1998

In his inimitable second Tuesday of next week style, he said the actual plan will go to congress “a week from Monday”.


11 posted on 09/10/2011 11:22:56 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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12 posted on 09/10/2011 11:33:46 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Mikey_1962

People are sick and tired of OJiveTalkula!


13 posted on 09/10/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Mikey_1962

31.5 million people watched? Holy moly. That’s a lot of maroons.


14 posted on 09/10/2011 11:39:58 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Mikey_1962

Viewership in my house 0%, as usual.
I will watch when he leaves office.


15 posted on 09/10/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Sarah Palin 2012 "Not For Sale!")
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To: John W
In his inimitable second Tuesday of next week style, he said the actual plan will go to congress “a week from Monday”.

As usual, he got the whole thing bass-ackwards when he said:

Pass this jobs bill — pass this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small businesses will get a tax cut if they hire new workers or if they raise workers’ wages.

That would be a good trick because he won't even have a plan in writing available for debate until September 19 (but don't hold your breath).

Obama:

The agreement we passed in July will cut government spending by about $1 trillion over the next 10 years. It also charges this Congress to come up with an additional $1.5 trillion in savings by Christmas. Tonight, I am asking you to increase that amount so that it covers the full cost of the American Jobs Act. And a week from Monday, I’ll be releasing a more ambitious deficit plan -- a plan that will not only cover the cost of this jobs bill, but stabilize our debt in the long run.


16 posted on 09/10/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It sounds as though the “dumbing down of America” trend line might have leveled off. However, that 31.5 million number is way too high. We’ve still got work to do.

You have to remember some of those viewers just watch because it is cathartic to yell at the tv once in a while.

17 posted on 09/10/2011 11:52:33 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: erkyl

31.5 million viewers is nothing when you are broadcast on every major TV station (ABC, NBC, CBS, & zillions of cable channels). Shucks, the Super Bowl can get three times that number to watch one football game that is broadcast on just one channel!! Obama has lost the American public and voters!!! The 31.5 viewers relates to about 9% of the American population. Cut that in half, with half of the viewers anti-Obama and...Obama has about 16 million in his pocket. Of course, not all those folks will vote!!! So.....since the 2008 election produced over 100 million voters in total, Obama at the moment is toast!!!


18 posted on 09/10/2011 11:53:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: FlingWingFlyer

One of those viewers was me. I taped the thing, and captured a text version so I could critique the ditz.

The, “Congress should pass this..., right away!” was downright comical. He kept saying it, and I kept laughing louder.

After the presentation, I went to twitter and ripped him a new one. OMG, all the Lefties there praising him at length. Talk about your walking dead.

I invite folks to join me after his next B.S. performance. We should own #obama and #presidentobama after these events.


19 posted on 09/10/2011 11:54:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: TheConservativeParty

A great day indeed!


20 posted on 09/10/2011 12:04:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Mikey_1962

http://youtu.be/HxaT19rQ-Do


21 posted on 09/10/2011 12:04:31 PM PDT by swamprebel ( proud SOB?Barbarian/ Hobbit!)
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To: Mikey_1962
Why worry about viewership RATINGS.

There are more important questions.

How long until his NEXT speech?

When is his NEXT vacation?

Will he play GOLF this weekend?

What are his NFL predictions?

22 posted on 09/10/2011 12:08:00 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Mikey_1962

I liked the part where Pelosi was not sitting behind him flapping her dentures during the applause lines.


23 posted on 09/10/2011 12:11:00 PM PDT by linn37
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To: Mikey_1962
Did Ø say something?

Subba say I won say? Pray da J I git da same-o same-o!

24 posted on 09/10/2011 12:21:46 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: VideoDoctor

How many are waiting for Zero’s impeachment trials?


25 posted on 09/10/2011 12:40:53 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TheConservativeParty
I will watch when he leaves office.

Please, oh please let it be in handcuffs.

26 posted on 09/10/2011 12:50:29 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: John W
In his inimitable second Tuesday of next week style, he said the actual plan will go to congress “a week from Monday”.

Reminds me of Wimpy from the old Popeye cartoons:
- "I will send the bill next week if you pass my bill today."

27 posted on 09/10/2011 1:10:25 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: LouAvul

In my dreams!
Right to the federal pen!


28 posted on 09/10/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Sarah Palin 2012 "Not For Sale!")
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