It’s a viewer poll so the sample is not the public at large. But even still, this is a pretty remarkable response. Especially given the level of polarization in the country.
(From CBS News)
And while Republicans approved of the speech, most Democrats who tuned in did not. Nine in 10 Republicans said the speech made them feel proud, while just over half of Democrats said it made them feel angry. Independents who watched the speech – nearly half of whom counted themselves the President’s supporters – tended to approve of the speech, and said it made them feel proud.
After hearing his State of the Union address, most viewers think the policies they heard tonight would help them personally, though Democrats disagree.