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Polls: most viewers approved of Trump's State of the Union speech

2019-02-07 03:25
A majority of viewers approved of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, which he delivered on Feb. 5 at the U.S. Capitol to numerous rounds of applause. A CBS and YouGov poll found that 76 percent of viewers approved of Trump’s speech, versus just 24 percent who disapproved. Breaking the approval down, 97 percent of Republicans approved of the speech, as well as 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Asked if the speech will unite the country, 56 percent of respondents agreed. One of the major themes in the president’s speech was curbing illegal immigration. Asked if they favored the ideas they heard from Trump on cracking down on immigration-related crime through building a southern border wall and other efforts, 72 percent said they did favor the ideas. Seventy-two percent of respondents said that, based on what they heard, there is a crisis at the southern border.