A new CBS poll reveals independent voters overwhelmingly approve of President Trump’s State of the Union speech.
97% of Republicans also approved and even 30% of Democrats.
CBS reports 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.
Per ABC, Speaker Pelosi characterized the speech as divisive and dishonest. Pelosi said she “tried to be courteous and appropriate and all that … But the fact is, there is too much at risk, too much at stake,” she said, calling Trump’s speech “an exploitation of a constitutional provision.”
“This is not the State of the Union called for in the Constitution of the United States, for the President to come and report on the State of the Union or send a copy of his remarks,” she said. “It’s an exploitation of a constitutional provision.”
TCO reported some anecdotal evidence that not all Democrats agree with Pelosi.
In a viral video shared by Maggie VandenBerghe on Twitter, Democrats calling into C-SPAN were so upset with the Democrat’s behavior during last night’s State of the Union address that they are vowing to Not Vote Democrat ever again!
Caller 1: I’ve been a Democrat for 77 years. What I’ve seen tonight of the Democrat party, I am changing my mind, I mean I probably shouldn’t be a Democrat.
Caller 2: I am a Democrat as well but no longer will I vote Democrat. I think it’s outrageous that they sat there while all these good things are happening to our country and how much we love our country and they look like they hated our country and Nancy Pelosi the whole time she’s sitting up there with a disgusting look on her face. It’s outrageous. I will never vote Democrat again and i’m sick of it and my whole family feels the same way.
Caller 3: I am literally disgusted with Pelosi and the Democrat’s behavior. The way she teared up the speech behind him at the end. I was a registered Democrat. I’ve gone independent, i’m leaning GOP now.
WOW! After the State Of The Union DEMOCRAT callers into C-SPAN completely destroyed Pelosi, saying they will NEVER vote for the Democrat Party again!😮 @realDonaldTrump #sotu #StateOfTheUnion #NancyPelosi pic.twitter.com/mB3ExhXWdr
— Maggie VandenBerghe 🇺🇸 (@FogCityMidge) February 5, 2020
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