Poll: Viewers strongly approve of Trump's first Congressional speech

President Trump has received high marks from pundits for Tuesday's Congressional address, and according to a new AOL.com flash poll most viewers were also impressed.

The poll shows a majority, nearly 60 percent, had a positive reaction to the president's first speech in front of a joint session on Capitol Hill. About 45.1 percent responded it was great and nearly 15 percent called the speech good.

SEE ALSO: TV ratings: Trump's first Congressional address draws fewer viewers than Obama

Almost 9 percent said Trump's speech was "very bad" while 7.6 percent called it "bad," which gives Trump total negative reaction of 16.3 percent -- over a 40 point difference when compared with positive responses.

While most survey takers said Trump's speech was "great," "didn't watch/no opinion" was the second most popular choice coming in with 23.97 percent of the total votes.

Click through the best Twitter reactions to President Trump's big speech:

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Reaction to President Trump's first address to Congress
That was a home run. Here is my statement on @POTUS #JointAddress to Congress: https://t.co/JXwyBq1aHx https://t.co/sDYHBmAbHo
.@realDonaldTrump’s speech to #JointSession was utterly disconnected from the cruel reality of his conduct. https://t.co/rzfNSGDKDH
.@POTUS' speech tonight clearly reaffirmed his heartfelt commitment to putting America first. #JointSession https://t.co/2rCVSwMx8V
My response to President Trump’s address to Congress: https://t.co/rVEIsnjKNW
How can one remain seated when POTUS promised to invest in women's health, accessible/affordable childcare...? #JointAddress
Buy American, right? #JointSession https://t.co/3NlqnqCQRF
Casey Statement on President’s Address to Congress #JointSession https://t.co/RWOvqvtYYJ
My full statement regarding the #JointAddress @POTUS gave tonight are here: https://t.co/xIfzUnMAVO https://t.co/b7eu8D68DQ
What the President says to the working people & what the President does for the wealthy & special interests are at odds.
Great to see @DenishaMweather recognized at tonight’s #JointSession. She is a remarkable example of the power and potential of school choice
President Trump’s #JointAddress this evening was more of the same. Read my full statement ↓ #BrokenPromises https://t.co/5aJ0ee4V6a
Using tragic deaths to push disgusting stereotypes about immigrants in #JointAddress is sick. Stunned
Nearly 75% of working-aged people in California are immigrants. Our economy depends on them. (Not an alternative fact). #JointSession
I applaud the appointment of Judge Gorsuch and agree the Senate should move forward on his confirmation soon #JointAddress
Pleased the @POTUS is placing emphasis on our military and defense spending. We're long overdue. #JointSession MM
Repealing #ACA w/out responsible replacement will affect 20M newly insured individuals and families including >5M Californians
My statement on President Trump's Joint Address to Congress. #MAGA https://t.co/oFwhD8zQLs
I applaud Pres. Trump's call for unity tonight. Americans must come together to solve our problems as a nation.… https://t.co/kSvfNFTiH0
.@realDonaldTrump's words tonight were encouraging - and already, he is matching those words with meaningful action… https://t.co/fXv1HSXd8y
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asks "whether the president cares enough about violence in our city to do more than talk… https://t.co/1Ui40Pqn0c

The large percentage of voters may have played a role in both tipping the poll so positively in Trump's favor, and also resulting in the speech drawing less viewers than a similar speech given by the President Barack Obama in February 2009.

Removing the numbers of those that said they didn't watch or have an opinion after Trump's address reveals an even more favorable reaction to the speech, with an overwhelming 78 percent giving Trump a positive review.

Over 10,000 people participated in Tuesday's AOL.com flash poll, and while not scientific, the results are in line with other top polls. A CNN poll showed 57 percent of those who tuned in say they had a very positive reaction to the speech, and overall, about 7-in-10 said Trump's speech made them feel "more optimistic about the direction of the country."

Trump has received a considerable amount of praise after Tuesday night from both sides of the aisle, including CNN's Van Jones who said Trump "became president of the United States" during the address.

But the reactions haven't all been roses and sunshine. Left-leaning filmmaker Michael Moore gave a completely opposite take to Jones' on the Trump's speech, maligning the 45th president for his comment after Congress gave a standing ovation for fallen Navy Seal William "Ryan" Owens.

"I'm going to get an Emmy for this. Most applause for a dead soldier on my watch. The sickness of this man," said Moore.

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