Remember Trump’s ‘dark’ inauguration speech pundits despised? Turns out, most Americans loved it

They should have checked with the people first.

Political pundits immediately called President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech dark, negative and forbidding. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews even described it as “Hitlerian.”

Not so, according to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll.

Forty-nine percent of those who watched the new president’s address thought it was “excellent or at least good,” while 39 percent thought it fair or poor.

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Although pundits on the left were especially critical of Trump’s “America first” message, a whopping 65 percent of the folks polled reacted positively to Trump’s central theme of his address.

“President Trump knows what his voters like to hear, and you see that resonating once again in our latest poll,” Morning Consult’s chief research officer and co-founder Kyle Dropp observed, according to Politico.

Politico’s Jake Sherman appeared on MSMBC’s “Morning Joe” and reviewed the poll’s results.

Clip via MSNBC

“Fifty-one percent said the speech was optimistic,” Sherman said to laughter, indicating that the so-called experts still harbor opposing views.

Politico reported:

The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll – conducted Jan 20 through Jan. 22 – surveyed 1,922 registered voters with a margin of error of plus or minus two percent. Questions about Trump’s performance at the inauguration were limited to the 1,762 people who said they watched the address, a sample that’s slightly more Republican than the overall poll, although still skews Democratic.

 

And the folks took to social media to say, “I told ya’ so!”

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The 45th president hits the ground running since his inauguration, signing a flurry of executive actions withdrawing America’s approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects and cracking down on illegal immigration.

He has also met with and gained the support of both business and labor leaders.

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