Obama's goal: Get agenda moving, people believing

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will be heavy on jobs, health care and a revived "yes we can" attitude. Foreign affairs and terrorist threats will get plenty of attention, too.

But tonight's speech will be measured largely by how well he reconnects with the public. Facing a divided Congress and a dissatisfied nation, Obama is expected to retool his message more than his mission in an effort to get the economy, voter confidence and his own presidency on firmer ground.

The address has enormous stakes for Obama, who rode a tide of voter frustration into office and now is feeling it himself. A new Gallup Poll finds that Obama is the most politically polarizing president in recent history.

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats surveyed approve of his job performance, while just 23 percent of Republicans do.

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