- REUTERS/Scott Audette
After Clinton’s speech, 71% of viewers CNN polled reacted very positively. After Trump’s speech, 57% of people reacted very positively.
Clinton’s speech might also help move the election polls in her favor – 60% of viewers said they were more likely to vote for Clinton after watching her address, while only 6% said they were less likely and 33% said it didn’t affect their vote either way.
And 82% of those CNN polled said Clinton’s policies would move the country in the right direction.
During her speech, Clinton said the country was at “a moment of reckoning,” presenting herself as the responsible choice for president instead of Trump.
Clinton cited President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s best-known remark in a rebuke of Trump’s platform, saying “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
She later took a shot at one of Trump’s comments from the Republican convention in Cleveland last week by telling the audience they shouldn’t “believe anyone who says, ‘I alone can fix it.'”
Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the party’s convention in Philadelphia this week, and Trump accepted the Republican nomination at that convention last week in Cleveland.