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Peter Hart

Peter Hart

Peter Hart is chairman of Hart Research, a firm that does the public opinion polling for NBC/Wall Street Journal.


Question: From a leadership perspective--moving the country and the political process away from division and gridlock and toward consensus, confidence and action--how would you grade President Obama's State of the Union speech?

It was a solid B. The speech was fine and had very good thematic tone. However, the atmosphere in the chamber was muted in a strange way--one almost felt as though the Congress believed they needed to be on their "Sunday best behavior." Unlike Tucson that lifted us beyond the moment, this speech seemed to ask that we reason together.

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By Peter Hart

 |  January 25, 2011; 11:45 PM ET
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