Poll: Trump’s favorability surges one month after election

Poll: Trump’s favorability surges one month after election
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President-elect Trump’s favorability rating has increased significantly since his victory last month, and most voters now believe the incoming Republican president will deliver on his promises to reform healthcare and other issues, a new poll shows.

Forty-five percent of voters in the latest George Washington University battleground poll said they have a positive opinion of the president-elect, marking a 9-point increase from mid-October. The percentage of voters who continue to view Trump negatively has declined 12 percentage points – 61 to 49 percent – in the same period.

Defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who recently joined the Green Party-led effort to push for vote recounts in three swing states Trump won, has seen a decline in her favorability rating and an uptick in the percentage of voters who now hold a negative opinion of her (55 percent).

Nearly 50 percent of respondents said what they’ve read or heard about Trump since last month’s election has improved their feelings about him. Thirty-eight percent said the president-elect’s post-election behavior has made them less sympathetic to his cause.

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