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US: Obama's Speech (Gallup-2/25)


Gallup Poll
2/25/09; 1,025 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews

National

"President Barack Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night appears to have bolstered confidence among many Americans. Four in 10 (41%) say they are now more confident in his plans to improve the economy, including 57% of those who watched or listened to the speech live.

In a one-night Gallup Poll conducted Wednesday night, Americans overall were about evenly split between saying Obama's speech made them more confident and saying it had no effect on their opinion. But those who reported watching or listening to the speech live were far more likely to say it made them more confident, out numbering by a 2-to-1 margin those who said it had no effect. Fewer than 2 in 10 Americans in either group said the speech made them less confident."

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Comments
striatic:

yes, yes, yes .. but how much of this is Obama specific, and how much is just your par-for-the-course "president says something, people are reassured" effect?

surely there is a baseline "state of the union bounce" that can be roughly ascertained and used to help measure how well Obama is selling his agenda compared to past presidents.

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