According to a CBS News/YouGov poll conducted after President Trump’s State of the Union speech on February 5th, a majority of Republicans and independents who watched the address approved of Trump’s speech.
However, in Tallahassee you will not find this information prominently reported in the local media.
The top line numbers show that 76% approved of the speech while 24% did not.
The numbers based on political party show 97% of Republicans approved of the speech and 82% of independents approved. Also, 30% of Democrats approved.
CBS News reported that “while 97 percent of Republicans approved of the speech, far fewer Democrats who tuned in did (30 percent). Most independents did approve.”
The party identification of speech watchers and speech approval based on party identity are shown below.
With over 80% of independents approving of the speech, and given the divisiveness often reported about Trump’s presidency, not one news editor in Tallahassee found the poll result newsworthy.
What TR did find were these headlines published by the Tallahassee Democrat around the days before and after the speech.