CBS, CNN polls report stunning approval ratings for Trump’s SOTU speech: ‘Incredible,’ ‘stirring,’ ‘inspiring,’ ‘genuinely moving’ …

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President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening garnered a stunning amount of bipartisan approval and praise both during and after the event.

According to an “instant poll” conducted by CBS News following the event, a 76 percent majority of Americans who tuned in for the speech approved of the president’s message.

This included 97 percent of Republican viewers, 82 percent of Independent viewers and 30 percent of Democrat viewers. Note that the viewership tilted slightly to the right, with 43 percent of viewers being Republicans and 30 and 24 percent being Independents and Democrats, respectively.

CNN obtained similar results in its own “instant poll”:

While impressive, these post-SOTU address numbers only tell a part of the story. Far more notable is the markedly positive reaction the president’s words triggered as he spoke.

Watch below as a contingent of Democrat women dressed in white — many of them members of the antisemitic Women’s March — jumped to their feet in applause and even chanted “USA” as the president celebrated the record levels of female employment seen under his administration:

As conservative commentator Katie Pavlich noted on Twitter, “And there is your moment of unity. Trump got members of the Women’s March to loudly applaud his speech. This is actually incredible. And now they’re chanting USA! USA! #SOTU”

Incredible indeed.

She wasn’t the only one to take note of the surprising amount of applause Trump provoked. Nor was this the only moment that spurred loud clapping from both sides:

Some (not all) Democrats also stood up in applause when the president took a moment to outline the differences between legal immigration and illegal immigration.

“We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens. This includes our obligation to the millions of immigrants living here today who follow the rules and respected our laws. Legal immigrants enrich our nation and strengthen our society in countless ways,” he said. “I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.”

Even a writer for Vox, a radically far-left news portal known for softening the image of MS-13, praised portions of the SOTU address, writing, “Trump is totally right on stopping endless wars!”

“Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years,” the president had said. “In Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. We have spent more than $7 trillion in the Middle East. As a candidate for president, I loudly pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars.”


Sam Stein, a far-left reporter who writes for The Daily Beast and frequently opines on MSNBC, praised Trump for telling the story of Grace Eline, a 10-year-old cancer survivor.

“Genuinely heartwarming moment here about Grace,” he tweeted.

Watch that heartwarming moment below:


“Obviously, the moments with Grace Eline, the young girl battling cancer, the moment at the end with the helped liberate Dachau and the old man who had once been a little boy, a prisoner at Dachau, obviously, these are wonderful moments, stirring moments,” CNN’s Jake Tapper reportedly likewise noted.

More the unexpected praise Trump received during/after the speech may be seen below:



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