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Gallup Polling on 10 Key State of the Union Topics
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Gallup Polling on 10 Key State of the Union Topics

President Donald Trump touched on a wide variety of issues in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Gallup polling shows that Americans support some of his views but differ with him on others.

Below are Trump's quotes on 10 of the key points from his speech and a roundup of Gallup polls addressing those points.

  1. Bipartisanship

"Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country."

Bringing About More Compromise in Congress

  1. Healthcare costs and pre-existing conditions

"The next major priority for me, and for all of us, should be to lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs -- and to protect patients with pre-existing conditions."

Six in 10 Americans Worry About Higher Healthcare Premiums

One in Four U.S. Adults Say They Have a Pre-Existing Condition

  1. Economy

"The U.S. economy is growing almost twice as fast today as when I took office, and we are considered far and away the hottest economy anywhere in the world."

Americans Becoming More Pessimistic About the Economy

  1. Abortion

"I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb."

Trimesters Still Key to U.S. Abortion Views

  1. Women

"No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the newly created jobs last year."

Record-Low 46% of Women Pleased With Society's Treatment

  1. U.S. immigration policy

"We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens. This includes our obligation to the millions of immigrants living here today, who followed the rules and respected our laws."

Top Issues for Voters: Healthcare, Economy, Immigration

  1. U.S. border wall

"In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall. But the proper wall was never built. I will get it built."

Solid Majority Still Opposes New Construction on Border Wall

  1. Trade

"To build on our incredible economic success, one priority is paramount -- reversing decades of calamitous trade policies."

In U.S., Positive Attitudes Toward Foreign Trade Stay High

  1. North Korea

"If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea. Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one."

Americans' Opinions of U.S.-North Korea Relations Less Negative

  1. Spending on U.S. defense

"Over the last two years, we have begun to fully rebuild the United States military -- with $700 billion last year and $716 billion this year."

Americans Not Convinced U.S. Needs to Spend More on Defense

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