by Benny the Basket on 29/01/14 at 2:45 pm
Washington, DC – (SatireWorld.com)
President Obama’s Tuesday State of the Union address had the fewest viewers of any State of the Union speech since 1977 and did nothing to boost his flagging approval ratings.
According to data released by Nelson today, nearly 2.1 million viewers tuned in to 16 different television networks for the address. Whereas, almost 3.7 million watched re-runs of Baywatch, and almost 1.9 million viewers watched the Cartoon Network.
That’s the lowest since former President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union pulled about 2.9 million in 2000. That address was only broadcast on seven channels. The Clinton speech low turn-out was blamed on the Clinton’s I-Had-A-Blowjob confession just a little over a year before where he was caught lying to Congress about ‘shooting skeet’ into an intern’s mouth during an ongoing tryst with an intern in the Oval Office.
The speech also failed to give the president a bump in his approval rating, according to Gallop’s three-day rolling average, which stands at a dismal 34%…three points lower than Jimmy Carter’s poll numbers during the height of the gasoline embargo and Iran hostage crisis.
JinxK, a new consumer response network and instant polling source for all media recorded overall negative feed back from both Democrats and independents who rated it a 3 on a scale of 1 through 10, with 10 being the most positive. To put it in proper context, re-runs of Seinfeld drew as many laughs as the President’s speech did last night.