New Poll Reveals What Americans Really Thought About Biden’s SOTU Speech

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Almost a week after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union, a new poll shows that more people thought his performance was “only fair” or “poor,” at 42%, than the 37% who found it “good” or “excellent.”

The Politico/Morning Consult poll assessed the president’s performance on the basis of 23 categories, and found that the majority of Americans – 53% of voters – didn’t watch the speech. Of those who did tune in, the president’s speech didn’t change their opinions of his administration, according to Politico.

The State of the Union address was “poor,” according to 28% of the voters, and only 13% of the voters said they learned “a lot” about the Biden administration’s policy preferences, according to the data.

The president’s address wasn’t largely unifying, according to 55% of voters, and only 19% “strongly agree” Biden is a strong leader, according to the data. Only 14% “strongly agree” that Biden is in good health, and 21% “strongly agree” that he is mentally fit to be the president. (RELATED: Biden’s SOTU Ratings Plunge)

A majority of people who watched the speech, 56%, think Republicans will try to cut Social Security and Medicare, which matches the message of the White House, Politico reported.

Biden was more appealing to moderate voters than Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who gave the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union. More said Sanders’ speech was divisive and extreme, with only 30% of voters watching both speeches, according to Politico.

During the State of the Union, there were several times where Republicans voiced their disagreement, once with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia shouting “Liar!” The poll indicated that when members of Congress disagreed with the president, 54% believe they should’ve stayed silent.

The poll surveyed 2,005 registered voters and was taken between Feb. 10 – 12. The margin of error was +/- 2%.

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