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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Lunch break

By Ezra Klein

According to Gallup's table, the only State of the Union that had a really significant impact on a president's approval ratings was Bill Clinton's 1998 address, which lifted his favorables from 59 percent to 69 percent. And looking at approval numbers for that year, it looks like that benefit stuck with Clinton for a bit. So how'd he do it? I don't know. But C-SPAN has the video:

By Ezra Klein  | January 25, 2011; 12:59 PM ET
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"We have moved past the sterile debate between those who think government is the enemy and those who think government is the answer" ~video at 25:30 ish



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