A large majority of Americans have responded positively to Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, according to polling released following his speech.
The US president was mostly applauded by members of Congress and his administration for calling out Russian aggression on Tuesday night, as well as offering a vision of unity.
As many as 71 per cent told CNN that Mr Biden had left them feeling positive, and 48 per cent telling pollsters they were left feeling very positive.
While the figures were several points lower than Mr Biden’s address to Congress last year, the numbers were still significant and appeared to show optimism among Americans.
As did a poll for CBS News show most Americans feeling optimistic about the future, with more than half telling pollsters they felt “proud” and that the two-year Coronavirus pandemic was behind them.
Mr Biden’s address from the House chamber was his first official State of the Union address, and the first time many lawmakers had sat in the chamber without a mask or higher Covid protocols.