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Poll shows most viewers approved of Trump's address to Congress

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A poll conducted Tuesday night showed that most Americans had positive reactions to President Donald Trump's Tuesday address to joint sessions of Congress in which he proposed increasing defense spending, building a wall on the United States border with Mexico and repealing and replacing Obamacare.

The CNN/ORC poll found that 57 percent of those who watched said they had a "very positive reaction to the speech," according to CNN. An additional 21 percent said they felt "somewhat positive" about Trump's speech. Only 11 percent responded that they felt "somewhat negative" about the speech, and an additional 10 percent said they felt "very negative" in response to the speech.

After the speech concluded, nearly 7-in-10 of those who watched (69 percent) said they believe Trump's proposed policies will lead the country in the right direction, compared to 26 percent who responded that they believe Trump is headed in the wrong direction.

Most viewers also agreed that Trump's proposed priorities are on track. Almost two-thirds, 63 percent, indicated they believe Trump has the right priorities for the country, compared to 36 percent who did not believe his priorities were on the right track.

Those who were polled agreed with Trump the most on his proposed economic policies, with 72 percent saying his economic ideas were on the right track. And even after Trump's harshly criticized immigration executive order and travel ban, 70 percent who watched said they believe Trump's proposals to combat terrorism were on the right track. On the subject of immigration, 62 percent believed Trump's proposals were on the right track. And 64 percent agreed with Trump's proposed tax policies.

The poll surveyed 509 Americans who watched the speech, and included 33 percent who identified as Republicans, 28 percent who identified as Democrats, and 39 percent who identified as independents. The margin of error was +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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