Here's what the poll said about Trump's SOTU speech:
CBS's snap poll found that an astoundingly high number of Americans who watched the speech approved of it - three quarters, or 75 percent.
Our instant @cbsnews @yougov poll finds strong approval among viewers of SOTU https://t.co/HQv7saMjdQ— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517372398.0
When broken down by party affiliation, the speech got very high marks from Republicans, lower marks from Democrats, but importantly, got high marks from those calling themselves Independents.
SOTU got nearly full approval from Reps and mixed from Dems in our instant poll https://t.co/XujoCK29PA— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517372674.0
On the issues...
When asked about specific issues the president spoke about, speech viewers were very positive.
#SOTU viewers liked what they heard on national security, infrastructure in our @cbsnews @yougov poll https://t.co/cVPIfRAUGD— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517372819.0
Three quarters of speech watchers said they approved of his comments on national security, while a whopping 91 percent approved with what he said about infrastructure spending.
Was the speech unifying?
Among those who watched the speech, the vast majority said that the speech was more unifying than it was dividing.
#SOTU Viewers said Pres was trying to unify. But viewers were almost 2 to 1 Rep, so many Ds had tuned out. @cbsnews… https://t.co/s31t8WILie— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517373962.0
Anthony Salvanto, the CBS News Elections and Surveys Director, pointed out that many more Republicans were watching the speech than Democrats, which skew the results somewhat.
But note: #SOTU viewers were more Republican than Dem— typical of a President’s speeches, their partisans watch more https://t.co/omjpDME6ZZ— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517372920.0
Did the speech change minds?
According to the polling, the number of people who were persuaded that Trump improved the economy improved slightly from before the speech to after the speech.
#SOTU speech gave slight bump to people giving Pres a lot of credit for economy. Audience heavy Rep - came in givin… https://t.co/5X5k9qCUi2— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto) 1517373666.0
Overall, even when taking into account the difference between partisans watching the speech, it appears that many more Americans approved of Trump's State of the Union than those that disapproved.