Americans overwhelmingly approved of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addressed, according to mainstream media outlets CNN and CBS News.
Shortly after Trump’s address concluded, CNN Political Director David Chalian was forced to admit on the air that their own polling showed incredible numbers for the president.
In fact, 76 percent of those who watched President Trump’s State of the Union address approved of it.
However, he first tried to soften the blow by claiming the SOTU audience was “heavily skewed” Republican.
"So I just want to stress here for a state of the union address, the president's president's partisans, his supporters tend to turn out to watch the speech,” he said. “This is true of a president of either party. Tonight we saw a heavily skewed Republican audience turn out to watch the president's speech."
He continued: "A very positive reaction from those who watched the speech tonight. 59% very positive. 17% somewhat positive. 23% negative.”
Chalian then compared it to Trump’s previous speeches, showing that he truly did knock it out of the park.
“I want you to see that very positive number, how that compares to Donald Trump's performances in the last couple of years when he has given a speech to a joint session of Congress like this,” he said. “You'll see that he was again at 59%. He was down at 48% very positive a year ago. Back when he first started the job and he addressed the Congress, he was at 57%.”
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