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Majority of TV Viewers Had ‘Very Positive’ Reaction to Trump’s Speech

Of those who watched the president’s remarks, 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2019 @9:14am
Majority of TV Viewers Had ‘Very Positive’ Reaction to Trump’s Speech

President Donald Trump is getting very strong marks on his second State of the Union address. According to a CNN poll, 57 percent of those who watched the speech said they had a “very positive” reaction to Trump’s remarks. That’s up from 48 percent who said the same last year.

Interestingly, Trump received positive marks across the board when it comes to demographic breakdowns:

Those positive marks cut across demographic lines — with majorities of men (60%) and women (58%), under age 50 (54%) and those 50 or older (61%), and those with (52%) and without (63%) college degrees rating it “very positive.”

CBS News had even better news for Trump. They partnered with YouGov for a poll, which found that 76 percent of viewers said they approved of Trump’s remarks, while just 24 percent said they disapproved.

Not surprisingly, the CBS poll found that 97 percent of Republican viewers approved of the speech while only 30 percent of Democrats said the same. However, Trump scored big points among independent viewers. Fully 82 percent of independents who watched the remarks said they approved of what they heard.

On the messaging itself, 56 percent said they believed Trump’s speech would help to unite the country, while just 8 percent said it would further divide the nation. Another 36 percent said the address would not change things.

Both the CNN and CBS polls acknowledged that the TV audience for a president’s State of the Union address is more partisan than the general make-up of the national electorate. In other words, more Republicans watched the speech Tuesday night than Democrats.

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