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It would appear that the President is having a pretty good week. From today

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 13:01 EDT

Obama, reform get boost from speech

It’s still early, but so far, it looks like President Obama’s address to Congress was, mostly, a winner.

CBS News is out with a poll showing that “Americans now give [Obama] the best marks of his presidency on handling health care, but they’re still divided over whether he’s clearly explained his plan.”

Approval of the president’s handling of the issue has jumped 12 points in a week, from 40 percent to 52 percent. Disapproval has dropped nine points, from 47 percent to 38 percent. (The margin of error was plus or minus four percentage points.)

A CNN poll shows similar trends moving up for the President.

CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan

Posted: September 9th, 2009 11:05 PM ET

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Two out of three Americans who watched President Barack Obama’s health care reform speech Wednesday night favor his health care plans – a 14-point gain among speech-watchers, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll of people who tuned into Obama’s address Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress.

This is an excellent start for the fall season.