CNN viewers who tuned into President Joe Biden’s congressional address on Wednesday gave him a worse approval rating than they did to former President Donald Trump after his first speech to the joint session in 2017, a new poll suggests.
Only 51 percent of the largely Democrat speech watchers approved of Biden’s comments, but the corporate media outlet still labeled the ratings a “very positive reaction.” This reaction is more than a 20 percent drop from when former President Obama addressed the legislative body and earned 68 percent approval and when former President George W. Bush gave his first speech, which received 66 percent approval.
Of those who watched the speech, 60 percent said Biden made an appropriate effort to reach Republicans. Approximately 38 percent of viewers, however, “felt he did not go far enough.”
View of speech watchers, per CNN poll. The speech watchers tonight overall leaned Democratic. pic.twitter.com/9VslE8ir7Z
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 29, 2021