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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

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.

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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.

And while Republicans approved of the speech, most Democrats who tuned in did not. Nine in 10 Republicans said the speech made them feel proud, while just over half of Democrats said it made them feel angry. Independents who watched the speech – nearly half of whom counted themselves the President's supporters – tended to approve of the speech, and said it made them feel proud.

After hearing his State of the Union address, most viewers think the policies they heard tonight would help them personally, though Democrats disagree.

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It's awfully difficult to watch a SOTU as the party out of power, so the Democratic Party polling numbers are not surprising, nor are the GOP numbers. What was surprising to me was the approval numbers of the Independent voters and the overall answers on the specific policy questions posed by the pollsters after the address.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-31 11:54 AM | Reply

Any good news for the criminal is bad news for the country.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-31 12:32 PM | Reply

In other news
over one million US households paid money to watch Wrestlemania XXX

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-31 01:32 PM | Reply

CNN numbers for approval by biased audiences who watched on TV was 48 percent... the same number exactly as for Obama and for GW in their mid-term year where they lost the Congress.

So, good news.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-31 01:39 PM | Reply

Proving yet again that Repubs are rubes who love being lied to.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-31 03:16 PM | Reply

GOPhers eat up the slop.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-31 03:34 PM | Reply

ny good news for the criminal is bad news for the country.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-01-31 12:32 PM | REPLY

How many time must you be told Hilary lost the election

#7 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-01-31 04:32 PM | Reply

How many time must you be told Hilary lost the election

#7 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-01-31 04:32 PM

Less than you need to be told that Donald Trump is a criminal.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-31 05:00 PM | Reply

You know what occurred to me during Humpy's self inflating pomp and all his delusions of grandeur?

Rock A Doodle - the movie.

Trump is the rooster (Chanticleer) on the farm who thinks the sun comes up and shines ONLY because HE crows in the morning.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-31 05:34 PM | Reply

How many time must you be told Hilary lost the election

#7 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Wow. Some of you actually believe the nonsense that the anti-Trump sentiments are just Hillary supporters being sore losers.

I always figured there was an aspect of trolling but I think some may really just be that childish.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-31 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think some may really just be that childish.

#10 | Posted by jpw

It's trolling.

And it's childish.

And not very creative.

Hold my beer. Watch this!

How many time must you be told Hilary lost the election

#7 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

1. So... if Hillary lost the election why is Trump still campaigning against her?

2. So... if Hillary lost the election why is she not LOCKED UP?

3. So... if Hillary lost the election why does she still live in TRUMP'S head?

4. So... if Hillary lost the election why does she still live in YOUR head?

etc...etc...

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-01 05:53 PM | Reply

It's awfully difficult to watch a SOTU as the party out of power ...

Bingo. I didn't watch a minute. What's the point when Trump is just going to lie all the time? He's the most dishonest president in my lifetime by a wide margin. He couldn't even tell the truth afterwards about the TV ratings.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2018-02-02 10:44 AM | Reply

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