Trump’s Favorability Jumps After Election

Is Trump’s approval rating going up? Yes, it is.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s approval ratings have continued to rise since the election on November 8.

The poll reveals:

Forty-six percent of voters now have a very favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of the president-elect. Twelve percent have a somewhat unfavorable opinion and 34 percent have a very unfavorable opinion of him.

It’s a significant increase since the election. Trump’s favorability has grown 9 points, 37 percent to 46 percent, compared to a Morning Consult poll right before the election — while his unfavorability has dropped 15 points, from 61 percent to 46 percent.

Oddly, President Obama’s numbers are also up; 54% of voters approve while 43% disapprove.  That’s up from 50% approval and 48% disapproving of Obama before the election.

“Trump’s favorability among voters has reached new highs since he became president-elect,” said Morning Consult cofounder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “This honeymoon phase is common for new presidents. For example, Obama saw about a 20 point swing in his favor following the 2008 election.”

Trump’s transition efforts are impressive as well; 19% polled believe it is more organized while 34% percent believe it’s moving along about the same according to the poll that Morning Consult conducted November 16-18.

“About half say Donald Trump’s presidential transition is as organized or more organized than previous administrations, whereas about one in three describe it as less organized than past transitions,’ said Dropp, observing that “many of the initial transition picks including Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions are still largely unknown to Americans.”


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