The reaction to Trump’s speech was very positive. In fact, according to a CBS News poll, 75 percent of viewers approved of the speech. That’s an amazing number.
Take a look:
Viewers approve of Trump’s first State of the Union address – CBS News poll
Views of the speech
Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved.
How did the speech make you feel?
Eight in 10 Americans who watched tonight felt that the president was trying to unite the country, rather than divide it. Two-thirds said the speech made them feel proud, though just a third said it made them feel safer. Fewer said the speech made them feel angry or scared.
But as is often the case in State of the Union addresses, the people who watched tonight’s speech leaned more towards the president’s own party, at least compared to Americans overall. In the latest CBS national poll released earlier this month, 24 percent of Americans identified themselves as Republicans. Among those who watched tonight’s address, that percentage was 42 percent, bolstering the overall approval of the address.
It was a great speech. Much better than Democrats or their media allies were expecting.