Narrative Fail: 75% APPROVE of Trump's State of the Union Speech
Tuesday night, Donald Trump presented his first State of the Union speech. In case you missed it, this appears to be an accurate summary:
SOTU: GOP stands for lower taxes, immigration reform, economic policies that favor job creation, new roads, and fre… https://t.co/Jb6Rc1sMhD— Razor (@Razor)1517369655.0
Trump said some things. Democrats sat there stone-faced. Like you would during an Amy Schumer set at Yuk Yuks in Schenectady. Though in Democrats' defense, they are pretty angry Trump is allowing you keep more of your money (see Nancy Pelosi vs Reality on the Trump Tax Cuts and Millennials’ New Attitude on Tax Cuts Have Top Democrats Panicked…). They have a gimmick to uphold.
But how did America respond? According to this snap CBS News poll... they didn't hate it.
Our instant @cbsnews @yougov poll finds strong approval among viewers of SOTU https://t.co/HQv7saMjdQ— Anthony Salvanto (@Anthony Salvanto)1517372398.0
CBS News says 75 percent of Americans approved of the speech - which was the first of the Trump presidency. Just a quarter of the people who tuned in and took the poll had a disapproving view. And when broken down - the numbers look even more positive and optimistic for the controversial president. Eight in 10 Americas who watched tonight and took the poll said they felt the president was trying to unite the country with his message, according to CBS. Additionally, two-thirds of poll-takers said the speech made them feel proud.
Quick alert the Narrative Buster!
Post-speech snap polls aren't known for being scientific. So don't print the results of this poll on speciality toilet paper. Used to TP the kooky neighbor's bungalow. Though if you flip the bird to my advice, snapchat that crap.
The media has set Trump's bar low. He beat the spread by not tossing caca at Debbie Wasserman Schultz. As much as she deserved it. Ten points had he fired it by pressing a big desk button. So low are expectations of Trump (thanks to the media) he can squash the successes of his own speech by live tweeting Fox News. The internet's answer to poop-flinging.
Today's rallying cry from Democrats is simple: the Trump presidency is "not normal." It's a message that'll be hard to sell to Suzie Homemaker or Johnny Internet watching at home. Both of whom wants to hear the President of the United States talking about taxes being down, jobs being up, and immigration laws being enforced.
At least to the 75% (of the non-scientific poll people) they got what they wanted. Democrats can just talk to their own hands.