Democrats and Republicans split on SOTU Address

Democrats and Republicans split on SOTU Address

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Overnight polling by CNN indicated more Americans watching the State of the Union than not agreed with President Trump.

Forty-eight percent of those polled felt "very positive" about the president's performance, 22 percent feel somewhat positive, and 28 percent feel negatively.

Both Democratic and Republican Party chairs in Lubbock agree the state of the union is strong, however that is about all they can agree on. 

"I think for the most part, as far as the Republican base, he said everything the American people needed to hear and I can't imagine anyone that didn't walk away with a positive feeling from the president," Lubbock Co. Republican Party Chair Steve Evans said. 

Lubbock Co. Democratic Chair Stuart Williams said the president's message largely fell on deaf ears.

"I think that it was lip service. You had to at least say something," Williams said. "But on the substance of the issues, if you know the two parties, you knew that on the issues he was asking for compromise and even for people to work together that the parties are so far apart on those issues that it wasn't going to be possible."

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