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(28,158 posts)
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:29 PM Jan 2012

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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State of the Union gets high marks from Ohio voters, says poll (Original Post) Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2012 OP
That looks positive. yellerpup Jan 2012 #1
Peggy the Noone thought it went on too long.... WCGreen Jan 2012 #3
That's because she didn't write it. yellerpup Jan 2012 #4
Did she make her trade marked "who farted" face ...?? JoePhilly Jan 2012 #5
You have the evidence, I see. yellerpup Jan 2012 #6
Hope they remember that in November Auggie Jan 2012 #2


(12,254 posts)
1. That looks positive.
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:33 PM
Jan 2012

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.


(12,254 posts)
4. That's because she didn't write it.
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:52 PM
Jan 2012

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

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