House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has notified President Trump that he will not be invited to give his State of the Union Address in the House Chamber next week. Fifty-three percent (53%) agreed with Pelosi’s decision and 47% disagreed.
Not surprisingly, there is a huge partisan divide on the topic. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Democrats agreed with Pelosi’s decision along with 51% of Independent voters. However, 80% of Republicans disagreed.
The president decided to postpone his speech while the survey was being conducted. Forty-one percent (41%) of voters wanted the president to not give the speech. Thirty-four percent (34%) wanted the president to deliver the speech at the White House and 16% preferred some other venue. Ten percent (10%) thought he should show up and try to deliver the speech in the House Chambers.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) have been following news about the State of the Union Address, including 27% who have been following it Very Closely (see question wording and crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted January 23-24, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a +/- 3.0 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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