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Trump’s favorables ascending, majority now also believes he will do good job as President

by | Nov 23, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

favorables-trump  At the same time the media onslaught against President-elect Donald Trump continues to pick up speed and some supporters of Hillary Clinton want the campaign to challenge the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, the American public is clearly signaling that it is time to move ahead.

A CNN poll released Tuesday began

Two weeks after Election Day, most Americans say President-elect Donald Trump will ultimately do a good job as president, though fewer approve of the way he’s handled the transition so far, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

A narrow majority (53%), say they think Trump will do a very or fairly good job as president, and 40% say they have a lot of confidence in Trump to deal with the economy, a share that outpaces the percentage who had that much confidence in Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan ahead of their first inaugurations.

That perception comes as majorities think Trump will achieve several of the goals outlined during his campaign as top priorities. Nearly three-quarters say Trump is likely to repeal and replace Obamacare, two-thirds think he will renegotiate NAFTA and 6 in 10 say he’ll create good-paying jobs in economically challenged areas. Separately, 63% say they expect the economy to be in good shape a year from now, the highest share to say so since September 2012.

And remember when both Trump and Hillary Clinton had far more unfavorables than favorables? CNN Polling Director Jennifer Agiesta

writes that President-elect Trump’s

favorability has risen post-election to a high point in CNN/ORC polling: 47% have a favorable view of him, 50% unfavorable. Though still tilting negative, those ratings outpace the previous high reached just after the GOP convention in July, when 43% saw Trump favorably.

Trump’s last favorable/unfavorable prior to the elections was 38/61–a huge improvement.

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