Chronicle poll results: State of the Union address
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Chronicle poll results: State of the Union address

We asked our readers if they were please with President Joe Biden's State of the Union address. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Were you pleased with President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address?” Of the 384 people who responded, 71% said “yes”; 21% said “no”; 6% said “it was a mixed bag”; and 2% said they didn’t know. Comments were submitted by 92 people. A few follow.

He did a great job. The one thing I take issue with is his using the number of Gazan deaths from the Hamas-run health ministry, which is inaccurate.

He came off as partisan and angry, not what I would expect from a SOTU.

I thought he was very forceful, had a lot of facts and positive aspects, and was quite alert and feisty.

He was spontaneous, presidential and hit most of the marks. He’s our only choice and what’s best for the country.

Very divisive and almost a complete repeat of information from previous State of the Union addresses.

It wasn’t your typical State of the Union address but these aren’t typical times. President Biden is not a great orator but I thought he did a pretty good job.

It would be nice if his Republican “counterpart” would have the capacity to think as well and, possibly, contain a modicum of humanity.

It was not a speech that aimed at uniting people or the nation, and it attacked many groups.

In general, I was pleased that he stood up and wasn’t afraid to take on the naysayers. But I qualify that by saying that I don’t trust his alliance with Israel; I don’t have faith that he can get through four more years without health issues that affect his ability to do his job. I don’t trust that he doesn’t kowtow to the Squad and other antisemites in the party, and I wish the Dems had chosen someone else to run.

It was too political and had many misleading statements.

I do not agree with all that Biden proposed. I am a traditional conservative. However, policy debates are a luxury we can’t afford when democracy is at stake. Trump must be defeated!

He is no longer competent to be the president.

It was perfect. PJC

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