A CBS News poll attempted to capture the reaction of Americans who watched President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, and the results are astounding.
According to the instant poll, 76 percent of those who watched the speech approved of what the president said. Less than a quarter, 24 percent, disapproved of what they heard.
On immigration, one of the major points that the president touched upon, another large majority agreed with what they heard in the speech.
The CBS poll said 72 percent of viewers agreed with the president's ideas on immigration.
Among those statements was a strong stand against illegal immigration. "Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate. It is actually very cruel," the president said in the speech. He also emphatically promised that he would build the border wall he promised during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The results were tweeted from CBS News' twitter account.
CBS NEWS POLL: 76 percent of viewers approved of what they heard in Pres. Trump's #SOTU speech; 72 percent said the… https://t.co/4uJk8YC6Mk— CBS Evening News (@CBS Evening News) 1549425732.0
A CNN instant poll had similar results, with 59 percent saying they were very positive about the speech, and 17 percent saying they were somewhat positive, for a 76 percent positive rating.
Another 23 percent said they had a negative reaction to the speech.
The high numbers might have come from the many moments the president used to call for bipartisan political cooperation. In a concession to Democrats, he applauded the election to Congress of the greatest number of women in U.S. history.
In another popular moment, he applauded a Holocaust survivor who had also avoided the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. After those attending the speech heard that it was his 81st birthday, they spontaneously sang "happy birthday" to him.
Here's more about the president's State of the Union speech:
ABC's George Stephanopoulos On SOTU: “There Were Moments That Unified" The Chamber www.youtube.com