Jonathan Ernst – Pool / Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden elbow bumps House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he addresses a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst – Pool / Getty Images)
A CBS News poll that purported to show Americans wildly approved of President Joe Biden’s Wednesday speech before a joint session of Congress, and which is being cited by other outlets, dramatically oversampled Democrats.
The poll, which was conducted on Wednesday evening after the speech, bragged that 85 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s recited dark, radical and partisan views of the state of the country and its future, which was a ratings disaster.
*CBS News Poll of Speech Watchers*
We interviewed watchers immediately after the speech.
More than eight in 10 of those who watched approve of Biden’s speech.
Most said it made them feel optimistic