The State of the Union address has been the focus of various media outlets due to how some Republican members of Congress reacted to Biden's lies. With that in mind, it's also worth asking if the public actually tuned in.
According to the data from Nielsen, the number of people watching American Idol fell 29 percent. According to reports from The Hill and Deadline, the ratings took a nosedive.
According to reports, the ratings for Biden's presidential run are worse than they have been in the past. The lack of viewers in his demographic also hurts his chances of winning.
"""Nielsen reported that the State of the Union viewership was the lowest in at least 30 years. In 2021, Biden delivered a joint session of Congress speech that had a total audience of 26.9 million. However, this event was not an official speech.
Nielsen's figures are based on the 16 television networks that carried the event. Last year, 38.1 million people watched it.
According to Nielsen, 59% of the viewers were from the broadcast networks, while the rest were from cable channels. The majority of those who watched were over 55 years old."""
The ratings are even worse when compared to those of former President Trump.
Nielsen: State of Union TV Ratings
2017 — 48 Million
2018 — 45.6 Million
2019 — 46.8 Million
2020 — 37.2 Million
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 9, 2023
Since only a few of the country's citizens watched the speech, how did they feel about it? According to CNN, a majority of Americans were positive about the speech. In addition, 34 percent said they had a very positive reaction.
Another year, another poll conducted regarding last year's State of the Union speech. CNN also analyzed the presidential averages of former President Bill Clinton and Biden. It revealed that the former vice president had the lowest favorable rating among Americans who watched the speech.
Biden received a 38 percent favorable rating, while Barack Obama received a 50 percent favorable rating. George W. Bush was at 53 percent, and Donald Trump and Bill Clinton had 54 percent favorable ratings.
Trump and Biden were almost tied when it came to having the highest unfavorable rating among Americans.
The results of the poll revealed how Trump struggles with younger Americans. Only 21% of those who were under 45 said they had a favorable reaction, while 76% of those who were 65 years old or older and 75% of those who were younger claimed Biden's policies would move the nation in the right direction.
A survey was conducted by a company using a text message method for 552 adults who watched the speech. The margin of sampling error was 5.7 percentage points.
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