December 20, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Was "nausea" on the checklist?

"You Don't Say" research finding of the week, from HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO):

National Study Reveals State of the Union Address Prompts Strong Positive and Negative Emotions Among Americans


Results of a national study conducted during President Bush’s State of the Union Address revealed positive and negative emotional responses among Americans, including confidence and enlightenment, to skepticism and anger.

The respondents were also asked to indicate the most intense feelings they experienced while watching the President's speech. The emotions selected most frequently were:

64% of Conservatives reported that their most intense feeling was confidence while viewing the speech.
30% of Moderates reported that suspicion and skepticism were their most intense feelings while watching the speech, compared to only 11% of Conservatives.
74% of Liberals reported that disgust and irritation were their most intense feelings while viewing the speech, compared to only 20% of Moderates and 16% of Conservatives.


Isn't the State of the Union Address in January? Are these the results for last year's speech, this years, or next years?

Frankly, I'm waiting to see him recycle the line from yesterday's press conference at the State of the Union: "I am not a dictator!" I hope I have the grace to laugh as heartily as I did to Nixon's similar pronouncement in January 1974.

Posted by: Reb Yudel at December 20, 2005 11:21 AM
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