Poll: Trump’s first State of the Union garners lowest net positive reaction in two decades


President Trump’s first State of the Union address garnered the lowest net positive reaction for such an address in 20 years, according to a new CNN poll.

Forty-eight percent of Americans polled said they had a “very positive” reaction to Tuesday night’s address, the same number who had a “very positive” reaction to President Obama’s maiden State of the Union address in 2010.

But while 70 percent of those watching on Tuesday had a very positive or somewhat positive reaction to Trump’s address, 78 percent had a very positive or somewhat positive reaction to the Obama address.

{mosads}Fifty-seven percent of viewers said they felt “very positive” after Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last year, which was not a formal State of the Union address.

Twenty-two percent of Americans said they felt “somewhat positive” about Trump’s speech, while 28 percent said they felt “negative” about the address. 

The CNN poll was conducted on Jan. 30 among 549 Americans who tuned in to the address. The margin of error is 4.2 percentage points. 

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