As the country continues to react to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address from Tuesday night, a new poll shows his speech resonated with many Americans.

Trump’s approval rating shot to 50 percent after his address, according to new Rasmussen Reports polling, showing that viewers are behind his ideas for the economy, border security, foreign policy, and his overall legislative agenda.

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50 percent of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49 percent) disapprove,” Rasmussen observed.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted a CBS poll on Twitter.

“A CBS News poll found 80 percent of independents approved of President Trump’s State of the Union. Americans clearly favor the booming Trump economy over socialism that would destroy it,” Sanders wrote.

Eighty percent of independents is significant.

While the majority of registered Republicans and Democrats can usually be expected to vote the party line, independents can play a major role in elections precisely because their vote is more up for grabs.  These voters can swing either way.

As the Left and media continue to portray the president in the worst possible light, this polling shows that at least half the country favors Trump’s agenda.

This could be important in successfully implementing his agenda.

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If Trump’s political opponents believe that the public, and in some cases, their constituents, are more in line with the president on items like the border wall, economics and other matters, obviously this would play a role in getting those things done.

Some have noted that Rasmussen tends to be one of the polls more favorable to Trump, but this new number matters precisely because this particular poll has had the president at lower numbers since the government shutdown.

“Everyone telling me ‘BUT RASMUSSEN,’ please know I am well aware that Rasmussen is Trump’s best poll by a lot,” writes “NumbersMuncher” Josh Jordan on Twitter.

“That said, Trump has been in the mid-40s on Rasmussen since the shutdown, so the move to 50 is noteworthy even if taken in the context of Rasmussen’s heavy GOP lean.”

With 50 percent approval, it’s also worth noting that 49 percent disapprove.

This shows that President Trump must continue to get his message out effectively if he wants to keep up the public confidence’s in him.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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