CBS News Poll Shows Post-Speech Bump For President

As many of you know, President Obama’s numbers on healthcare were taking a nosedive up until he gave his address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night. Now after some earlier results from less reliable polls that showed a jump, CBS News is showing that the post-speech bump is real.

More after the jump.

Last week, just 40 percent of these adults approved of how the president was handling health care. More, 47 percent, disapproved. After the speech, 52 percent said they approved and only 38 percent said they disapproved. Those are the best assessments for Mr. Obama’s handling of health care shown all year by CBS News Polls.

President Obama’s speech was particularly successful in unifying Democrats. Now, 85 percent of them approve of his handling of health care.

Approval rates also rose among independents and Republicans, but independents are still divided and only 17 percent of Republicans approve of the president’s health care actions.

The only area of the poll where the president is still weak are on the details, details, details. Even after the speech people wanted more specifics on the healthcare bills that are still winding their way through Congress.

Before the speech, just 33 percent said Mr. Obama had clearly explained his plans for reform. That rose to 42 percent afterward, but 43 percent still said he had not clearly explained his plans.

… Still, most Americans remain skeptical about how reforms currently under consideration in Congress would affect them personally. Just 22 percent of Americans think the reforms under consideration in Congress would help them personally. Twenty-seven percent think the new plans would hurt them. Those numbers have hardly changed at all since last week.

9 thoughts on “CBS News Poll Shows Post-Speech Bump For President

  1. I don’t believe for one minute that people want the details. Details are everywhere, if people wanted to read about them. Waiting to hear it from the President’s mouth is kinda a copt out.Still I believe that most sane people still like and respect this President, so when he speaks they listen. Even if they have to miss "So You Think You Can Dance"

  2. I don’t understand why people think they need more details at this point there are 3 or 4 greater then 1000 proposals out there on the table that is why we send people to congress and the senate to read through and make changes and then put it up for a vote… The only issue lately is we really can’t seem to trust them to do their jobs, aka Joe Wilson…. If he would have done his job and read the information that every rep and sen member gets he would have not reacted like a teabagger at the speech.

  3. It looks like Obama is getting a hole in his shoe. Nice touch, shows he’s connected to the common man. Hee, hee

  4. Its always the media covering "our" man’s behind. No one has any respect for "the dude with the Black wife and two kids". The media put him in and they’ll keep trying to bail him out. You all know that the media people, the doctors, bankers, and the lawyers are all related, right? Follow the "money trail" on this healthcare bill, who does it lead all back to. Follow the "money trail" on the war in Iraq, who does it lead all back to. Now, follow the "money trail" on who backed and financed Barack Obama. And don’t say you donated by the internet – ‘THAT’S A LIE!""

  5. The FEC requires by law that all donations are reported…if you’re that concerned about where the contributions are coming from, don’t speculate on a blog…inform yourelf and come back with some specific numbers.

  6. He may be you people’s Black Messiah, but he ain’t nothing but a hand picked negro financed by jews to carry out their agenda. Who runs the "FEC"? Think people! Stop being blinded by the so-called "blackness", his blackness is what is nuetralizing any advancement of Black people in America. Wake up, this dude is a puppet setting a poor standard of how "every" Black man is supposed to act when in power – weak. Wake up!!! They can hide the contribution numbers, but they can’t hide the fact that in two years Black people don’t shoot from nobody to President in this here United States. Wake up! If it seems too good to be true or comes too easy in America, somethings wrong. You can bet your Blackness on that.

  7. Stop being such a sore loser Solomon. The election is over and the campaign rhetoric is tired tired tired. Especially as you clearly have no answers or alternatives. What’s your solution? Vote for Hilary? Or McCain Palin? A bit late for that isn’t it? Or are you planning to just to sit in a hole somewhere and wait for them to come to take you to the Fema camps?

  8. Its not about being a sore loser, its about realizing that you’ve been hoodwinked. Soution 1 – Black people, make a demand of this president, He doesn’t support you, why support him? Solution 2 – Inform the public about who’s really running the Obama administration, Solution 3 – Do what evers is necessary to stop Obama from being the Black face of these powers that be, rather it be vote all Republican or new blood, but whatever – do not let these people run America in the ground. Obama’s a puppet. Hind sigth is 20/20, we were blinded by the thrill of the first black president, but Black America better now wake up! The one who can hide behind the racist "and" Black people is the "true" enemy.

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