Trump's Popularity Surges After Election

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 21, 2016 7:30 AM
Trump's Popularity Surges After Election

It’s been nearly two weeks since the election and Donald Trump has already become more popular.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll of registered voters, Trump’s favorability has climbed 9 points since the same poll was taken right before the election, from 37 percent to 46 percent, while his unfavorability rating dropped by double digits, from 61 percent to 46 percent—a 15-point difference.

Trump is also getting high marks for his transition effort. Nineteen percent of those polled believe it is more organized than past efforts and another 34 percent believe the transition is about the same, according to the poll that Morning Consult conducted Nov. 16-18.

"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 in common for new presidents. For example, Obama saw about a 20 point swing in his favor following the 2008 election."