President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress received largely positive reviews from viewers, with 57% who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech, according to a new CNN/ORC poll of speech-watchers.
Nearly 7-in-10 who watched said the President’s proposed policies would move the country in the right direction and almost two-thirds said the president has the right priorities for the country. Overall, about 7-in-10 said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.
The survey, conducted among a group of Americans who said in interviews conducted before the speech that they planned to watch and agreed to be re-contacted, only reflects the views of those who watched the speech, not of all Americans.
People who choose to watch a political speech such as this one tend to be more supportive of the speaker. In this case, the pool of speech-watchers was about eight points more Republican than the population as a whole.
On specific issues, Trump scored the highest marks for his proposed policies on the economy, with 72% saying those went in the right direction. Almost as many, 70%, said the same about his terrorism proposals. Slightly fewer, but still a majority, felt his policies on taxes (64%), immigration (62%) or health care (61%) were heading in the right direction.
Ideologically, about two-thirds saw Trump’s speech as about right, while roughly on-quarter (26%) pegged it as too conservative. Just 8% said it wasn’t conservative enough.
The CNN/ORC Poll was conducted February 28 among 509 Americans who watched President Trump’s speech. Respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample conducted February 24-27. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch tonight’s speech and were willing to be re-interviewed. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Correction: This item has been updated to correct the number of viewers who thought Trump’s policies would move in the right direction.
– By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
Six-time No. 1 Platinum®-selling hitmaker Cole Swindell’s sophomore album You Should Be Here is now certified Gold® by the RIAA. You Should Be Here is the followup to his Platinum-certified self-titled debut album.
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to No. 1 on the country charts but have been certified by the RIAA for reaching Gold (500,000+) and/or Platinum (1,000,000) status.
Gold-certified You Should Be Here includes the Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1, over 1 Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here,” his Gold-certified multi-week No. 1 “Middle of a Memory” and his current single “Flatliner” which features his friend/mentor and current tour mate Dierks Bentley.
His Platinum-certified self-titled debut album includes his three No. 1 Platinum-selling singles “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” “Chillin’ It,” and his No. 1 Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl.”
Swindell is currently on Dierks Bentley’s “What the Hell World Tour.”
Patty Patrick is now broadcasting on her radio station RSF 1 in Austria the YA GOTTA LUV IT radio show hosted by Keith Bradford
The show originates in Nashville, Tennessee at THE NASHVILLE BROADCASTING NETWORK. Although NBRN.FM is the home of the show Monday through Friday at 9 AM Central time, it now airs daily in Austria thanks to Patty Patrick and her radio station RSF 1.
The playlist is made up entirely of song selections from Airplay Express charts from www.airplayexpress.com and Keith gives out information about each song and it’s writers and performers. Patty says her audience in Austria enjoys the show and she is proud to broadcast it.
These shows are available for download at RADIO WORLD which is a division of Airplay Express. Patty also co-hosts LET ‘ER RIP with Mike Bradford on Thursdays at 4 PM.