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Americans More Favorable of President's Plans for Health Care, Economy and Foreign Policy after Viewing State of the Union Address


Obama's likability rating increases among all parties after speech

Flemington, NJ, January 27, 2009 – Results of a national study among 1,050 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that favorability for the President’s plans for health care, the economy, and foreign policy increased among all political parties after viewing President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

HCD Research conducted the study using its mediacurves.com website earlier this evening to obtain Americans’ “level of favorability” regarding the president’s plans for critical issues including the U.S. economy, health care and foreign policy. To view detailed results go to www.mediacurves.com.

After the speech, President Obama’s likability ratings increased among all parties, with Democrats giving him an average likeability score of 6.2; Republicans giving him an average likeability score of 4.0; and Independents giving him an average likeability score of 5.1. In addition, the percentage of respondents who indicated that they would vote for Barack Obama if he ran for a second term increased among all parties.

Among the findings:

Are you in favor of President Barack Obama’s plans for the future the following issues?

BEFORE ADDRESS

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

 

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Health Care

75%

25%

10%

90%

41%

59%

U.S. Economy

80%

20%

13%

87%

45%

55%

Foreign Policy

75%

25%

24%

76%

47%

53%

 

AFTER ADDRESS

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

 

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Health Care

83%

17%

18%

82%

47%

53%

U.S. Economy

90%

10%

27%

73%

58%

42%

Foreign Policy

87%

13%

29%

71%

57%

43%

Would you vote for Barack Obama if he ran for a second term as President?

 

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

 

Before

After

Before

After

Before

After

Yes

77%

86%

9%

14%

43%

52%

No

23%

14%

91%

86%

57%

48%

Please rate President Barack Obama on the following attributes where 1 represents “Not at all strong in this attribute” and 7 represents “Extremely strong in this attribute.”

LIKEABILITY

Mean Before

Mean After

Democrats

5.9

6.2

Republicans

3.9

4.0

Independents

5.0

5.1

Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research, please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or (vince.mcgourty@hcdi.net).  You can also receive updates from MediaCurves.com by following us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/mediacurves and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flemington-NJ/MediaCurves/86691908820

HCD Research is a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.  MediaCurves.com® (www.mediacurves.com) is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

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by s_hrt_7 (User #203628) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4709)
I hope Obama sees the results & cleans up his act.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by JackBurton (User #203043) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4710)
propaganda. not sure why he is still blaming Bush. Inappropriate shout out to his wife.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by oldngrumpy (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:02:56 AM (#4764)
Ya! Those inappropriate shout outs shouldn't be allowed. You would never catch a Republ - - - - - - never mind.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by rleer4 (User #203607) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4711)
I do not think he is telling us everything.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by wall3650 (User #214098) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4712)
When his lips are moving, he's lying.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by MeriAlis (User #214261) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4713)
I tuned into the address tonight with hopes that I would hear something positive but the more I listened, the more upset I got. I felt less and less hope and more and more despair.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by AnnikaHensen (User #200487) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4714)
he told so many lies I lost count.
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by fstcr46 (User #207386) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4715)
the president had many good points i bealive it will be hard but he will succede
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by changchang (User #220592) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4716)
i have enjoyed listening to the president's speech
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by ckarmadillo (User #225402) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4717)
Was the President the only one that allowed to wear RED tonight.??????????????
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by charlene8301 (User #201837) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4718)
Now can congress stop agreeing
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by alshah (User #202195) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4719)
Mostly disappointment is what I feel after his speech.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by jenniekehr (User #51253) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4720)
Where is personal responsibility? I am sick of hearing him talk about unity and then continue blaming everything on past presidents and congresses. Man up for God's sake and own the year you have been in office. Also, I cannot wait for the fact checking to go on for this speech, no lobbysts in White House jobs, please. Also his humor just seemed off kilter with the general mood of the country the things that are going on. A few well placed quips is great, but his demeanor leads me to not taking him seriously. People are getting desperate in so many places, that are President elect needs to acknowledge that.
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by ysj1205 (User #227169) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4721)
It is inspiring to get the president's idea.
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by rdlarso (User #201472) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4722)
Proud that as a white male I voted for Obama and hope congress can stop figthing
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by Amazing Larry (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:09:43 AM (#4765)
IDIOT!

I weep for America....
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by glockuser (User #233521) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4723)
He is a gift politician and orator but the direction he is leading this country is a recipe for disaster.
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by oldngrumpy (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:17:45 AM (#4760)
Keep marching in the same direction that we have been for the last 30 years and perhaps things will change themselves. I just don't get it about conservatives. When do you decide that it's time to make a course adjustment?

Cliff ------------------------------>
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by mccabetcsulb (User #206561) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4724)
I hope his plans work!!
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by debs19526 (User #55391) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4725)
please tell mr obomah no one will end the war in the middle east. it is a biblical war, and if he and future presidents dont get on their knee's in repentence and back in our heavenly father's good graces, we all will see more sorrow then his happy ass has ever seen.
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by oldngrumpy (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:19:23 AM (#4761)
scaryX10

Do the attendants know you are on the computer?
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RE: Obama State of Union Post Test
by Pureheart315 (User #229430) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4726)
good State if the Union address
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by diskopal (User #222550) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4727)
I found an untruth at the beginning of his speech. He said that federal taxes under his administration went down, but ours went up as of Jan. 1, 2010.
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by doris66 (User #233157) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4728)
he is very hard on social secrity and disability I am disabled and I am veryno incoraged about social secruity I did not plan on being disabled I had 10,000.00 dollars saved and when I lost my job because I was unable to get back to work. But, my country is making me f eel worthless.
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by care552001 (User #97517) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4729)
I think he did an excellent job, and if he could get alittle co- operation, perhaps this country could get moving again.
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by mstevens65 (User #229180) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4730)
same old thing ,,,blame bush
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by oldngrumpy (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:22:07 AM (#4762)
I agree. Bush isn't smart enough to blame for anything. Obama should be blaming everyone who voted for Bush for the problems that resulted from that.
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by aromney (User #230820) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4731)
I don't personally like or agree with President Obama for the most part, but I do believe he has a sincere love and pride for this country and desire to bring about change for the good.
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by dstam015 (User #203384) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4732)
I get sick of seeing the opposite party sit there and look disgusted at everything he says. The two party's will never work together to better our country. They are just concerned about making them selves look good and the other party look bad.
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by grn5linda (User #64167) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4733)
The state of the unionn address was very interesting and it gives me a little more faith and hope in President Obama, I was turning away from him but I think he has the right ideas if we all work togeether and try to get these things done.
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by dcboca (User #227115) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4734)
let us all hope and pray the president can follow threw on all the topics he talked about tonight.god bless america
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by blueblondie (User #64221) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4735)
main problem is he says 1 thing,sometimes does another
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by crosskatharyn (User #205128) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4736)
Lies, Lies and more Lies about sums it up.
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by lolly322 (User #209340) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4737)
I think our President is doing the right thing for our country, and I believe he will bring alot of good change to our country.
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by Dediea (User #203560) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4738)
The Childish actions of the Republicans embarrasses me as a republican.
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by oldngrumpy (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:25:39 AM (#4763)
Embarrassed by that??

Read some of the posts here before you talk about being embarrassed to be a Republican. I don't know how any intelligent person can justify that association.
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by Mario (Anonymous User) on Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 4:55:06 PM (#7781)
Good video! I believe as oehtrs are saying, respect is something earned not given freely. And its something that you can lose as well. Promising the same thing for 3 years in the addresses. Illegal immigration for example and doing absolutly nothing is not acceptable. Our troops are coming home from Iraq Are they on the boarder now? No. If you think that president Obama deserves? our respect after passing thing to further his agenda & not for the good of the U.S. than I dont respect you either
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by DREAMAKERDENNIS (User #227016) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4739)
This was the most disappointing State of the Union Address I have ever heard, Nothing new was offered nothing honest was said nothing of any hope was offered
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by Daisylady (User #99462) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4740)
The first time I heard..If YOU have a better idea..or plan..let me hear it..outstanding....and the part about the republicans always saying NO..that does not solve anything...
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by edguertin (User #227033) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4741)
Let's stop the bickering and get to work to solve the problems facing us today and those that will present themselves in the future.
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by buryyourdead76 (User #226431) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4742)
i loved the speech i think obama did a good job
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by SusieJD (User #217487) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4743)
I was very proud of our President. But I wanted him to say more about health care, the still to high of home foreclosures. I would have liked to hear a stronger announcement on these problems.
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by JCKanengeiser (User #215889) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4744)
After the Presidents State of the Union I was very inspired and feel that we have a very strong President.
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by colt131 (User #54579) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4745)
dissapoint ing speech -took no accountability for the struggles of the american people-he got voted in to decrease government influence and backed the banks not the people
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by sierra112 (User #225818) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4746)
I thought the partisan reactions from the Republicans was most disturbing. they clearly don't want to cooperate with the Democrats to solve the problems at hand. How sad for the American people.
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by grandma12 (User #226061) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4747)
he was very human and could understand every word he said
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by volsnut3 (User #66237) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4748)
It was grrrrreeeeaaaattt to see the Republicans called on the carpet publicly to act as adults and not as tantrum-throwing children!!!!!!!!!!!!
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by lizeby (User #229807) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4749)
I would like the opportunity to say why I do not have faith is all the president wants to do. I do not see how he can accomplish this in his first term. There is not enough context to support his plans.
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by LindyAnn (User #221603) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:57 AM (#4750)
I think Obamba is in way over his head
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by threelala (User #99732) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4751)
I have to say that was the most personalable I have ever seen him act. He seemed determine to show that he was a normal person. I have to say that some of what he said "sounded" good. I do still have plenty of doubts about what he said. Also I think that he stepped on toes on both sides of the aisle. Personally when it comes to the senate/house telling what they are doing he needs to have a conversation with Mrs. Pelosi, and tell her to come out in the open about all that closed door meetings on health care. How can we trust ANYTHING they say when they feel they can have a closed door meeting and it is none of our business! Plus most of them haven't even read the health care bill. I wish he would get off the subject of health care and try to work on jobs.
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by birder47 (User #220470) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4752)
He is going to abandbon Irag in 2011!
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by gteladydi (User #209277) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4753)
Dont believe Obama was sincere. Tired of him blaming Bush. Get on with helping the American people and LISTEN for a change!!!!
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by rw1914 (User #99148) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4754)
I really hope the green jobs push thing goes through, because that would really hope to create more engineers in this country, as that is currently a dying field.
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by diane2 (User #232415) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4755)
great speech, much ot come in 2010
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by Amazing Larry (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:11:25 AM (#4766)
Stop smoking pot!!!!

It's obviously having an adverse affect on your brain!
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by smilinglady (User #220786) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 12:15:58 AM (#4756)
Mr Obama covered the waterfront in detail and with specific references, and he called a spade a spade when and where it was needed. He is not afraid of difficulty or struggle, and he is determined to serve the country and urges his Washington colleagues to do likewise - not for the sake of their campaigns or their future in politics, but for the sake of the citizens and the country. Bravo!
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by Amazing Larry (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 2:12:19 AM (#4767)
Wow... what a moron.


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by Hettie T. Paulson (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 1:38:54 PM (#4770)
I'm STILL waiting for the CHANGE I VOTED FOR and the HOPE I VOTED for. I felt his speech yesterday and recently as well was demeaning in tone, loaded with Bush blaming and vacant substantial facts.
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by Albert Johnston (Anonymous User) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 3:44:42 PM (#4771)
Obama talks about bi-partisanship but then puts everything in the hands of Pelosi and Reid! They will not allow the Repubs to have any ideas or influence brought to the floor. This is not good for America!
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