The Snap Poll
Blumenthal parses the instapolls:
In terms of these "instant reactions," this speech falls within the range of previous addresses. Depending ont he measure it's better than some, worse than others. But keep in mind that none of these positive reactions translated into meaningful changes in presidential approval. Will the speech lead to lasting change in perceptions of health reform? To know that, we will need more surveys of the general population and, mostly, more time.