State of the Union 2014: By the Numbers

Jan 28, 2014 11:37pm
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President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 28, 2014. Susan Walsh/AP Photo

As all the talk about the words in President Obama’s State of the Union address begins, here’s the speech by the numbers:

80 applause interruptions

15 minutes, 36 seconds – total length of those interruptions

3 laughter interruptions

40 standing ovations (19 of them bipartisan, 21 Democrats-only)

36 rounds of bipartisan applause

42 rounds of Democrats-only applause

2 rounds where it was too hard to tell

And for some historical perspective, this was the second-most-interrupted State of the Union the president has delivered. He got more applause in 2010, getting interrupted 102 times for applause.

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