ABC, NBC Punt on Bad Obama Polls Ahead of SOTU; Touts Need to ‘Recapture the Hope and Change’

Curtis Houck | January 12, 2016
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In the Tuesday evening newscasts before President Obama’s final State of the Union address, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News failed to mention any of the poor polling numbers for President Obama on a variety of issues but instead hailed the President’s “big themes” in a speech “trying to recapture the hope and change of when he first took office, despite the setbacks and gridlock that have helped turn his hair gray.”

On ABC, anchor David Muir cited “senior White House officials” confirming to him that the President will argue that “we must stay the course” on ISIS “but he will also try to offer a hopeful view of where this country is headed.

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