This may be one of the reasons Nancy Pelosi didn’t want Trump to give his State of the Union address. It was extremely well received by viewers, especially Republicans and Independents.
CBS News reports:
Most viewers approved of Trump’s second State of the Union address
Seventy-six percent of Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night approved of the speech he gave. Just 24 percent disapproved.
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 last month, 25 percent of Americans identified themselves as Republicans. Among those who watched Tuesday night’s address, that figure was 43 percent, and Republicans helped bolster the overall approval of the address.
And while 97 percent of Republicans approved of the speech, far fewer Democrats who tuned in did (30 percent). Most independents did approve.
See the tweets below for more analysis:
These numbers are especially good for Trump when you look at party breakdown of #SOTU viewers:
• 43% Republican (97% approve)
• 24% Democratic (30% approve)
• 30% Independent (82% approve) https://t.co/aYQXGaVrNN
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 6, 2019
Very lib 10%
Very con 27%https://t.co/7u44ZAWGmu
— Aron Goldman (@ArgoJournal) February 6, 2019
No wonder Democrats have done nothing but complain about the speech.