CBS News found that a whopping 76 percent of respondents “approved” of what they heard in the president’s speech, and 72 percent approved of the president’s immigration comments.
CNN found that overall, 76 percent of respondents were either “very positive” or “somewhat positive” about the President’s address.
One of the most unifying moments of the night was when the President touted the positive impact the thriving economy has had on women in America and his acknowledgement that there are more women serving in Congress than ever before.
The comments received enthusiastic applause from many of the Democratic women in the audience.
“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the newly created jobs last year,” the President said.
“All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before,” he said to a bipartisan standing ovation.
“Don’t sit yet,” he said. “You are going to like this. And exactly one century after Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than at any time before,” he said, as lawmakers gave him a lively applause and chanted “U.S.A! U.S.A!”