November 21, 2016 at 6:37 am ET
Donald Trump’s Favorability Reaches New Highs
Donald Trump’s popularity has increased since he was elected president, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll.
In a Morning Consult/POLITICO poll taken just before the election, 37 percent of voters said they had a favorable view of Trump, while 61 percent reported an unfavorable view of the then-candidate. After the election, the number of people reporting an unfavorable view of Trump dropped 15 points, to 46 percent. Trump also saw a nine point increase in voters saying they had a favorable view of him, also to 46 percent.
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“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.”
See the full results from the latest Morning Consult/POLITICO poll here.