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- Most people who watched President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address said they viewed it positively.
- Three in four respondents in a CBS poll said they approved of Trump’s speech.
- In a CNN poll, seven in 10 said they had a positive reaction to his remarks.
Most Americans who tuned into President Donald Trump’s inaugural State of the Union address liked it, polls found.
A CBS News poll found that 75% of those who watched Trump’s speech approved of the address, while just 25% said they disapproved.
Asked about how the speech made them feel, 65% said “proud,” 35% said “safer,” 14% said “scared,” and 21% said “angry.”
Among respondents, 42% identified as Republicans, 25% identified as Democrats, and 33% said they were independents.
Meanwhile, a CNN snap poll following the speech found that 70% of viewers had a positive reaction, with 48% saying they had a “very positive” response.
In the speech, Trump touted his first-year achievements, such as the new Republican tax law and his efforts to reshape the federal judiciary. He also called for revitalizing US infrastructure and overhauling the immigration system.
In the CNN poll, 62% of respondents said the policies Trump outlined would move the country in the right direction, while 35% saying they would take the country backward. However, 42% said they were confident the president is capable of carrying out his duties.