SOTU 2013: How much will Obama's remarks sway public opinion?

What should President Obama talk about tonight, and what shouldn't he talk about?

A new poll from The Washington Post suggests people's opinions about policies change when they hear of Obama's policy preferences. While 70% of Americans polled said they would favor immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, when Obama's name was added to the policy proposed, only 59% of those polled responded favorably.

On other issues key to the Democratic platform, favorability ratings increased with the mention of the president's name.


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Danielle Gram

Danielle is a graduate of Harvard College where she earned an AB in Religion and Sociology. After graduating in 2011, she traveled in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as a Sheldon Fellow, exploring issues arising from conflict and crisis. Danielle is the cofounder of the international nonprofit, Kids for Peace (www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org). Her main PolicyMic interests include foreign affairs, domestic politics, and geopolitical strategy.

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