Published: Tue, November 22, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trump's Popularity Surges After Election

Trump's Popularity Surges After Election

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe New York Times, other outlets crying "wolf" over Trump NSA head: DNC hack didn't affect election outcome With Trump political disruption matters more than morality MORE's popularity has jumped 9 points since becoming the president-elect, according to a poll released Monday by Politico and Morning Consult.

Trump's favorability, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll, has grown by 9 points, rising from 37 percent right before the election to 46 percent now. Further, Trump's unfavorability rating has dropped 15 points to 46 percent, according to Politico.

Voters also believe Trump is running his transition effort well.

Almost half, or 46 percent, say Trump's transition team is as organized or more organized than previous administrations'.

The poll found that Barack Obama's numbers were also up, with 54 percent of respondents approving of the job he's doing-even though the country just elected a man who seems likely to overturn a lot of Obama's policies.

"Trump's favorability among voters has reached new highs since he became President-elect", Morning Consult cofounder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp said in a statement.

Trump has made a number of high-profile picks in recent days, including RNC chair Reince Priebus for chief of staff and Alabama Sen.

Only 19 percent viewed Bannon, who has been ripped by his opponents for spreading racist opinions at Breitbart News, as a strong choice by Trump.

The poll of 1,885 registered voters had a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points. Thirty-three percent of those surveyed self-identify as Democrats, 32 percent independents, and 33 percent Republicans.

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