The news is full of insta polls which say Americans responded well to Obama's SOTU address, yet the at-the-moment reactions contradict those polls.
I was surprised at how few raised their hands when asked if principle or politics were at play in the speech. Out of 13 Obama voters, only 2 thought what they listened to was principle over politics and the rest raised their hands indicating they thought it was politics over principle.
Part #1- Transcripts of SOTU- 2011, Republican response and Tea Party Express response.
Part #3- Fact Check: SOTU And Obama Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of His Mouth