Discussion in 'Media' started by Political Junky, Jan 26, 2011.
CBS News State of the Union Poll - CBS News
Oh come on!!! What were the demographics on this one? Just some type of photosynthesis or basic cellular respiration?
Considering the viewer audience according to the poll was 44% Democrats, these are still some large increases after one speech. It does seem a bit whacky though to say the least.
He did put out quite a bit out there that could appeal to everyone.
Things such as being willing to lower the corporate tax rate, freezing domestic spending for five years, having goals ranging from high speed rail to alternative energy. Being willing to work with the GOP on a wide range of issues including Tort Reform.
With his speech last night, he definitely did put the ball in the GOP court. The question is now whether they are willing to work together with him to cut spending or not.
I'm not sure whether the approving of speech would be that large considering the poisoning of the political well by partisan politics alone, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if a decent majority did approve of it.
I think CBS asked Katie Couric the same question 100 times.
this thread reminds me of the book 'How To Lie With Statistics"...
so what percentage of Americans actually WATCHED the speech? My guess is it is somewhere under 10% so 91% of 10% would actually mean that only 9.1% of Americans approve of the speech....just sayin
online polls are so accurate nowadays
I didn't watch it, and probably never will watch one of those speeches.
That having been said can anyone tell me why this speech is important in the slightest and why people's opinions of said speech matter at all?
Thats the point. He put stuff out there to fire up just about every group.
Peroblem is, he trreated it as a campaign speech with a bungch of campaign promises and did not actually report on the State of the Union.
Not too difficult to get good ratings when you spew things about what you WANT to do.
Heck, I can get good ratings by jumping on my soapbox and saying:
I will lower taxes for all
I will lower corporate taxes
I will decrease the deficit
I will decrease our debt
I will increase our educational capabilities
I will build new high speed trains...
But that is what a candidates does...not the President during a SOTU address....
if the address were accurately recited then thius poll is like saying that 90% of the people are happy with 9.5% unemployment, a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit, a 15 trillion dollar debt, and 2 wars going on.
:lthis is why I asked NY Carbineer to post the poll, he didn't but, I am glad you did PJ .
I ALWYAS rtead the actual poll, sample questions etc....
note the , uhm, not quite 'upfrontness' of using the term;
" CBS Poll: 91% Approve, 9% Disapprove of State of the Union Speech"
....Nooooooooo, 91% approve of the proposals in the speech.....and note the heavy weighting of the dem. sample...and as LBT noted wheres the demographics aside from that meager note, 659 of what? are they Likely Voters, Reg. voters?
Name ONE year in semi-recent history when the SOTU was not of a similar form as the year's address? Reporting on the state of the Union does not have to simply mean saying "Yep, everything's good, keep up the good work boys and girls." Presidents tend to take the opportunity to put forth their recommendations and requests for how the Union must move forward over the next year or so, in order to maintain and/or enhance the Union's condition. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this, no matter how much you might be itching for an excuse to complain about Obama.
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