Gallup: 84 Percent Of Americans Accept Trump As President, Including Three-Fourths Of Clinton Supporters

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Nov 12, 2016 3:00 PM
Gallup: 84 Percent Of Americans Accept Trump As President, Including Three-Fourths Of Clinton Supporters

The 2016 election is over—and Donald J. Trump is the winner. Period. There are no recounts. There are no electoral irregularities. No Russian hacking occurred. And no—signing a petition to get electors to cast their ballots for Clinton isn’t going to happen. Also, rioting in the streets isn’t going to wash away Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss to Trump. It’s the ultimate triggering. Progressive snowflakes are losing their minds, but their violent temper tantrums are mostly centered in the most liberal parts of the country. These nonsensical antics are in Portland, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco bay area, and Philadelphia. You know—the usual places. Yet, while dumpsters are being set on fire and objects are being thrown at police, 84 percent of Americans accept the results of the 2016 election, including 76 percent on Hillary supporters. And yes, even 83 percent of voters accepted George W. Bush as their president, even with him losing the popular vote, but winning the Electoral College.

After Donald Trump's surprise defeat of Hillary Clinton in the highly contentious 2016 presidential campaign, 84% of Americans say they accept Trump as the legitimate president, but 15% do not. Among Clinton voters, 76% accept Trump and 23% do not.

After Donald Trump's surprise defeat of Hillary Clinton in the highly contentious 2016 presidential campaign, 84% of Americans say they accept Trump as the legitimate president, but 15% do not. Among Clinton voters, 76% accept Trump and 23% do not.

The results are from a one-night Gallup poll conducted Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election. Trump's victory spurred protests around the nation, with protesters commonly chanting "not my president." Those protesters' sentiments are shared by about one in six Americans, and one in four Clinton voters.

Gallup asked the same question about George W. Bush in December 2000, and found 83% of Americans accepting Bush as the legitimate president, essentially the same as the percentage who now accept Trump. That poll was conducted just after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to end a contentious recount in Florida, which allowed Bush's original slim Florida vote margin to stand and effectively made him president.

Perhaps understandably, Al Gore supporters were somewhat less likely (68%) than Clinton voters today (76%) to accept the president-elect as legitimate. The overall numbers are similar, though, because Americans with no candidate preference in 2000 were more likely to accept Bush as legitimate than the comparable group this year is to accept Trump.

Still, overwhelming majorities accept President-elect Donald J. Trump. Also, Gallup found that 58 percent do not feel that this election has caused harm to the nation, though 38 percent have, the vast majority of them being Clinton supporters. The country is going to survive. The protests will subside. And liberals are going to have to accept the fact that Clinton was the worst you guys had to offer. Was Trump flawed? Absolutely. But he wasn’t under the microscope in two FBI probes. He lowered his tax burden legally. And his comments about women were not taken as seriously in the areas that won him the election. White working class voters either didn’t care or understood rightly that it’s just locker room talk. Some women actually laughed themselves sick over the remarks, while working on construction projects in Ohio. It’s over, liberals. And for many they seem to accept that; the 23 percent are well, probably the coddled millennials rioting right now. Kids, there are other Americans who live outside of the metropolitan areas of the country—and they just rejected your agenda that has been shoved won our throats for the past eight years.