Reminds me of the time I got a 92 on an algebra test in school, only to find out that it curved out to a mere "B"...via CBS News:
A majority of Americans who watched President Obama's State of the Union Address generally approve of the proposals he outlined in his speech, according to a CBS News Poll conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the President's address.
Of the randomly selected 522 speech viewers questioned by CBS, 83 percent said they approved of the proposals the President made. Just 17 percent disapproved — typical of the high support a president generally receives among those who choose to watch the State of the Union.
In January 2002 — when George W. Bush gave the State of the Union Address a year into his presidency — 85% of speech watchers approved.
Even an 83% approval rating - of his speech, at least - was still not enough to catch up to that famed orator George W. Bush. No wonder Obama tries to kick dirt on W. at every available opportunity; sometimes the only way you can make yourself look good is by making the other guy look bad.
Doesn't always work, though. Just ask Jon Corzine....