CNN Poll: 53% who watched speech give president thumbs up

A majority of Americans who watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address said they had a very positive reaction to his speech, according to a survey of people across the country who viewed Tuesday night’s address.

A CNN/ORC International poll indicated that 53% of speech watchers had a very positive reaction, with 24% saying they had a somewhat positive response and 22% with a negative response. [cont.]

Paul Steinhauser, CNN