Obama gets (more) good reviews

The reviews of President Barack Obama's speech continue to roll it and they appear to be overwhelmingly positive. The latest is from this Gallup poll that shows that a majority of respondents that watched the speech are more confident in Obama's abillity to handle the economic recession.

Let's go to the numbers:



That chart shows a big difference (from 41 percent to 57 pecent) between those that watched the speech and those that didn't. Gallup also found that 45 percent of respondents tuned in to the speech.

These numbers reinforce the conventional wisdom that Obama's speech was, at least politically, a resounding success. We're trying to keep our finger on the pulse of the reactions coming in on Obama's budget. So far, the reactions appear to be predictable along party lines.