President Barack Obama has passed the easy part of the test. Two polls show that Americans responded very positively to his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, Politico reports
. Now comes the hard part of making policy.
As for the polls, a survey by CNN/Opinion Research Corp. shows that 84 percent of Americans had a positive response to the speech, with 52 percent saying their reaction was “very positive.” That compared to 15 percent of respondents who reported a negative reaction. It also represents an improvement from last year’s State of the Union address, which received a 78 percent positive response and 21 percent negative response.
Meanwhile, a CBS News poll showed 91 percent of listeners approved of Obama’s proposals in the speech, and only 9 percent disapproved. Last year, 83 percent of listeners approved of Obama’s proposals.
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