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CBS Poll That Found 85% Approve of Biden’s Speech Sampled 54% Dems and Only 18% Republicans

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A CBS News poll that purported to show Americans wildly approved of President Joe Biden’s Wednesday speech before a joint session of Congress, and which is being cited by other outlets, dramatically oversampled Democrats.

The poll, which was conducted on Wednesday evening after the speech, bragged that 85 percent of Americans approved of Biden’s recited dark, radical and partisan views of the state of the country and its future, which was a ratings disaster.

CBS/YouGov asked 943 Americans who watched the speech, “In general, did you approve or disapprove of the President’s speech tonight?” The answer: 85 percent of respondents said they either strongly approved (64 percent) or somewhat approved (21 percent.)

CBS claimed that “Eighty-five percent of Americans who watched Mr. Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress overwhelmingly approve of his speech. Fifteen percent disapprove.”

“Most viewers who tuned in to watch President Biden’s speech liked what they heard and came away feeling optimistic about America,” CBS bragged about its dear leader. “Speech viewers described the president as ‘Presidential, Caring,’ ‘Inspiring’ and ‘Bold.’”

When looking at the poll’s sampling, the issue becomes immediately apparent: CBS wildly oversampled Democrats and independents while only asking a relative handful of “Republicans” what they thought.

With regard to party makeup, Democrats who were polled outnumbered Republicans54 percent to 18 percent, while independents made up 25 percent.

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