Forty-four percent of people had a very positive reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, according to a small snap poll taken shortly after the speech.
A CNN poll of those who watched the speech found another 32 percent had a somewhat positive reaction, while 22 percent had at least a somewhat negative reaction.
The amount of people rating Obama’s speech as very positive dropped 9 percentage points since his last State of the Union address, and it is the lowest rating after any of his addresses.
The poll of 371 people oversampled Democrats, a common occurrence after a Democratic president gives a major speech.
Is that a common occurrence after a Republican gives a speech? Doubtful. But rest assured CNN is likely proclaiming how well the speech was received without noting for their puny audience how lopsided the same was. Still, there was bad news for the wannabe dictator:
The poll found only 30 percent of people would rather see Obama take unilateral action than reach bipartisan compromise. Sixty-seven percent of people said they would prefer Obama work with Congress on major issues.
If the Clown-in-Chief thinks running around babbling about his pen and phone is helping, he and his party are in for a rude awakening come November. Speaking of which, when pressed about whether he’d welcome Obama campaigning with him, endangered Senate Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado was less than committed to the idea:
“We’re going to be running a strong campaign based on Colorado’s interests and Colorado’s future. My job, I think, is to protect Colorado’s way of life. We’ve got a wonderful way of life–”
“That was not a yes or. Yes or no?”
“We’ll see what the president’s schedule is. We’ll see what my schedule is. But Coloradans are going to re-elect me based on my record, not the president’s record, not what the president’s done, but what I’ve done and how I’ve stood up for Colorado. That’s the case I’m going to make to Coloradans.”
“Wow, one more chance, you’re not going to say yes or no, are you?”
“We’ll see what the schedule allows.”