With a number of polarizing issues facing President Obama in his second term, years of challenges appear to loom, but supporters shouldn't expect the president's address Tuesday to make the man any more popular.
Gallup poll data released Tuesday shows Obama's State of the Union addresses have made little difference on his approval rating thus far.
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The president could remain in that conversation with a well-received speech, but given his left-leaning goals stated in his recent inaugural address, the possibility for a divided reception is likely.
Early reports suggest the president will focus on the country's biggest obstacle -- the economy, and will announce the return of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan.