President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address received high marks from viewers at home on Tuesday night, and now the president is seeing a significant bump in his approval rating — even among Democrats.
Rising three points from 44 percent to 47 percent, President Trump’s approval rating among those surveyed improved from last week, according to a Hill-Harris X poll.
More impressively, his approval among Democrats also received a jump, increasing from just 15 percent who supported him before the address to 20 percent who approve of him now.
The positive results come after 76 percent of those who watched the State of the Union at home said they approved of the address.
“I think he gets a little bit of a bump because it was a non-Republican speech,” Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told The Hill. “It was conciliatory, at least that’s how people who aren’t inexorably opposed to him would have seen it.”
In President Trump’s address, he laid out the “agenda of the American people” and repeatedly called for unity and bipartisanship so that he and Congress can address the needs of the citizens. His call to end “politics of revenge” received welcome applause, even from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“I also think that presidents tend to see an approval rating, after a shutdown is concluded, they tend to see a bump back to their previous levels,” Olsen added. “And I think you’re beginning to register that.”
Watch some of his SOTU remarks below:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 7, 2019
As IJR Blue reported, Trump saw his worst monthly approval rating following last month’s record-breaking government shutdown, with only 40 percent of voters approving of him in January. Additionally, the president was also dealt a political blow when Democrats took back control of the House in the new Congress.
However, if the latest results are any indication, he’s already on the road to turning things around, and it looks like some across the aisle are even jumping on board.