Obama’s State of the Union Addresses a Sick Nation

Americans say the nation is sick and in need of some doctoring in Washington.

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The votes are in on how the nation views the state of the union, and the verdict suggests that President Obama ought to show up looking like a doctor when he gives the big speech to Congress Wednesday.

That's because a total of 52 percent of those polled by Synovate eNation for Washington Whispers view the health of the nation as flulike or near death. Just 2 percent say it's excellent, and 46 percent suggest it's on the comeback or at least not as bad as the miserable 2009.

Check it out here:

After his first full year in office, President Obama is about to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress. How do you see the health of the nation as he enters his second year?

  • Flulike: 34%
  • Not as bad as last year: 25%
  • On the comeback: 21%
  • Near death: 18%
  • Excellent: 2%
  • Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted January 19–21 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.

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