February 03, 2005

According to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of people who watched the SOTU, 70% said Bush's policies on health care were positive, while 66% approved of the president's plan for Social Security. I'd be surprised if more than 1% actually understand that plan. 78% said U.S. policy in Iraq is heading in the right direction, a 12 point increase over pre-speech polling. We'll see what happens to that one after the post-election euphoria wears off.

The rate of stroke deaths among black men in the South was 51% higher than it was among blacks in other parts of the country. And black men in the South had roughly 4 times the risk of dying of a stroke as white men living outside the South.

Germany unemployment has soared to 12.1%, its highest level since 1933. Figures show that more than 5 million Germans are without a job.

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