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below, from CBS......
January 25, 2011

CBS NEWS POLL: 91% OF STATE OF THE UNION WATCHERS APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSALS AND 82% APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS FOR THE ECONOMY


A CBS News Poll of State of the Union Address watchers, conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the President's State of the Union Address finds viewers generally positive about the economic proposals he laid out in the speech, and the prospects for bipartisanship.


--Overall, 91% of speech watchers approve of the proposals the President made in his speech. Just 9% disapproves - typical of the high support a president generally receives among those who choose to watch the State of the Union.

--Americans who watched the speech are more Democratic than the nation as a whole. That is not surprising; historically, a President's supporters are more likely than his opponents to watch State of the Union addresses. 44% of speech viewers in this poll are Democrats and 25% are Republican. In the most recent CBS News poll of all Americans, the breakdown is more even between the parties: 34% Democrat and 27% Republican.

--82% of speech watchers approve of the President's plans for the economy, up from 53% who approved before the speech.

--The sight of Democrats and Republicans sitting side by side gave speech watchers more confidence about cooperation: 62% say they expect more bipartisanship now than in years past.

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