Republicans strongly approved of President Trump’s speech Tuesday night, but many Democrats are calling it “disjointed” and negative in tone. Some Republicans and Independents found it “unifying,” though Democrats were unified in it’s hateful tone.
As is often the case in addresses to Congress, those who watched were more likely to be from the president’s party – in this case, Republicans. And they described a president they felt was keeping campaign promises and offering an “inspiring” message according to CBS.
Half of Democrats found the speech “divisive,” although about one-third of them also said Mr. Trump was “specific”; although that label was not a majority opinion, but nonetheless sizeable numbers compared to the more negative reactions Democrats have had to other aspects of his presidency.
Viewers of all stripes described the speech as at least somewhat positive in tone.
Republicans and Democrats did see the president’s description of the country quite differently. Most Republicans think Mr. Trump’s depiction of the state of America is accurate, while six in 10 Democrats think the President’s description is worse than the country really is.