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Survey on the President’s Speech This Week on Healthcare

Posted Sep 11 2009 10:22pm

This is a survey that was sent to me and I thought I would share the information gathered.  Below is the content unedited as presented with no edits.  

Now I had my own impression and did a short post on what I thought of the speech, leaving out most of the politics and giving credit to the President as due for image his speech, intelligence, focus and professionalism.    You can read my comments at the link below.  I figured there were enough others out there going to analyze, thus the departure from the normal Monday Morning Quarterback routine.

I Like The Way He Thinks – President Obama

The one idea I would perhaps suggest to the Republican group holding up the paper bills would be to perhaps consider a Tablet PC, Kindle, or some other type of E-book, at least to signify they are staying up with the times instead of reams of paper, hold up your information in “electronic format” to make your point.  Even back in the days of President Bush, he was even orchestrated enough to hold up a Tablet PC with his “E-Bill”, so let’s see those E-Bills on some portable electronics, ok? Of course we didn’t get to see him use it, but it made a statement. 

Using some new technology when in front of the US citizens can go a very long way to help change old paradigms and that can apply to everyone, we see the President holding his BlackBerry, which represents change and embracing technology, so how about the rest of the government?

An E-Bill printed on paper, killing trees is not really an E-Bill in the correct format.   This is a little perception from a healthcare geek’s point of view(grin).  BD

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Majority of Democrats have better perception of healthcare reform after speech, Republicans unmoved and Independents split


Flemington, NJ, September 10, 2009 – A new national media study among 951 viewers of President Barack Obama’s speech from September 9, 2009 where he addresses the Congress on his plan for healthcare reform revealed that over half of viewers across all political parties reported that Obama’s speech was “effective.”

The study was conducted by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website during September 9-10, to obtain viewers’ perceptions of President Barack Obama’s speech from September 9 where he discusses U.S. healthcare reform. To view detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com.

The study also revealed that most Democrats have a better perception of healthcare reform after viewing Obama’s speech, while Republicans’ perceptions are unchanged and Intendments are split on their reactions to the speech.

Among the findings:

Please indicate how effective you think President Obama’s speech was this evening.

 

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Extremely effective

49%

9%

27%

Somewhat effective

42%

43%

46%

Not at all effective

9%

49%

27%

Has President Obama’s speech this evening changed your perception of the current plan for healthcare reform?

 

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Yes, for the better

63%

20%

35%

Yes, for the worse

6%

25%

14%

No change

32%

55%

51%

Please indicate how confident you are that President Obama’s current plan for U.S. health care reform is headed in the right direction.

 

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Extremely confident

39%

4%

16%

Somewhat confident

42%

21%

33%

Somewhat unconfident

12%

29%

27%

Extremely unconfident

7%

47%

23%

Please indicate how favorable you are of President Obama’s plan for health care reform in the United States.

Democrats

Republicans

Independents

Extremely favorable

49%

6%

21%

Somewhat favorable

36%

22%

33%

Somewhat unfavorable

10%

27%

24%

Extremely unfavorable

5%

45%

23%

Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research, please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or ( vince.mcgourty@hcdi.net ).  You can also receive updates from MediaCurves.com by following us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/mediacurves and Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flemington-NJ/MediaCurves/86691908820
HCD Research, a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.MediaCurves.com®( www.mediacurves.com ) is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

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