Politics

Despite positive reviews, Obama gets no approval bump from SOTU

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Laura Donovan
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Though President Barack Obama received praise for his Jan. 25 State of the Union address, Gallup found no change in his job approval rating since he delivered the address.

Obama averaged a 50 percent approval rating for the five days prior to his address and for the five days following it, Gallup reported Monday.

Obama’s 50 percent approval rating average for the week ending Sunday Jan. 30 matches the previous week’s rating, which was the highest weekly rating average Obama has had since May of last year. Obama’s average rating generally remained in the mid-40 percent range during summer and fall 2010.

The poll, which was conducted Jan. 24-30, surveyed 3,552 adults by telephone.

Another Gallup poll released Friday found that 65 percent of State of the Union viewers rated it positively. The poll reported that 41 percent of those viewers were Democrats, 33 percent were independents, and 23 percent were Republicans.

  • dick ray

    that’s becvause all the positive reviews were from the liberal lame stream media. the polls are also scewed because of the way they form them and who they talk to. most Americnas are to busy trying to keep their heads above water to talk with biased poolsters. the real results about the pres. were laST nOV.

    • The_anniebanannie

      well,,,,it did say “positive”, not “honest”!