Pre-State of the Union Poll

Monday, January 28, 2008 | 04:00 AM


With great reluctance and fear of over-stimulating the  lizard part of your brains, here are the key findings of a recent Harris Interactive Poll:

• Four out of five Americans (81%) think that the current state of the country is fair or poor while just 19 percent think it is excellent or good.

• Just under half (46%) of Americans say they may watching the State of the Union address while just one-quarter (25%) say they will be, and three in ten (29%) say they will not be watching.

• Four in five Americans (81%) say that plans to strengthen the economy are going poorly while just 16 percent say it is going well.

• Three in five (61%) Americans think the war on terrorism, normally one of President Bush’s strongest issues, is going poorly with just one-third (35%) saying it is going well. The war in Iraq fares even worse, as two-thirds (66%) say that is going poorly.

• The economy is the top issue people would like to see President Bush emphasize in the State of the Union. Almost two-thirds (64%) of Americans believe he should emphasize it up from just one-third (33%) who thought so last year. Half of Americans (49%) believe the war in Iraq should be emphasized; just about the same as last year’s 51 percent. Less than one-quarter of adults say any of the other issues asked about deserve emphasis in the State of the Union.

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January 24, 2008

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