Poll: One-third of speech watchers more confident in Trump

President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night had a positive effect on many of those who watched it or read news coverage about it later. Almost six in 10 of this group rated the address as excellent or good, and more than one in three said it made them more confident in Trump’s abilities to carry out his duties as president.

Ratings of President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
Based on what you have heard or read, how would you rate Donald Trump’s speech? Would you rate it as — excellent, good, just OK, poor or terrible?

Excellent Good Just OK Poor Terrible No opinion % % % % % % 2017 Mar 1 34 23 25 7 9 2 Asked of U.S. adults who watched speech or saw, read, or heard news coverage of the speech Gallup, March 1, 2017

Impact of President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
Based on what you have heard or read about the speech, are you now more confident in Donald Trump’s abilities to carry out his duties as president, less confident or has there been no change?

More confident Less confident No change % % % 2017 Mar 1 36 11 53 Asked of U.S. adults who watched speech or saw, read, or heard news coverage of the speech Gallup, March 1, 2017