Thursday, January 28, 2010
Eight in 10 Americans approve Obama's State of the Union proposals
An instant poll conducted by CBS News and Knowledge Networks found that 83% of speech watchers approve Obama’s proposals, while 17% disapprove them.
It also revealed that 70% of speech watchers think that Obama shares the same priorities for the country as they do. Only 57% thought so before the speech.
On the question of creating jobs, 59% now think that Obama has a clear plan for creating them, while only 40% thought so earlier.
Following the speech, 72% people approve of Obama's plans for dealing with government spending, while 28% disapprove.
According to the survey, 56% Americans think Obama's economic plans will reduce the budget deficit in the long run, and 71% believe they will help ordinary Americans.
Still, just 42% of speech watchers think that Barack Obama will be able to accomplish all the goals he set out in his speech, while 57% do not think he will be able to.
The poll saw participation of 522 speech watchers. The margin of error was 4%.