Success in the Nov. 8 election has brought success in the polls for Donald Trump, as the president-elect climbs to a 46 per cent approval rating in a new Morning Consult survey.
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Before the election, Trump was at just 37 per cent – the low favorability rating that that had dogged him all year, and one reason many prognosticators doubted he could pull off a win against Hillary Clinton, who also had low favorability ratings.
Trump’s first selections to fill out his administration are mostly unknown. Incoming chief counselor Steven Bannon, who has been blasted by Democrats for his links to the alt-right movement as former head of Breitbart.com, has an 18 per cent favorable rating and a 30 per cent unfavorable rating, while 52 per cent don’t know or have one opinion of him.
‘Trump’s favorability among voters has reached new highs since he became president-elect,’ said Kyle Dropp of the Morning Consult / Politico survey. ‘This honeymoon phase is common for new presidents. For example, Obama saw about a 20 point swing in his favor following the 2008 election,’ he said, Politico reported.
Incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus, who guided Trump as head of the Republican National Committee, is viewed favorably by 21 per cent, unfavorably by 26 per cent, with 52 per cent having no opinion.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a candidate for secretary of state whose past business practices have come under scrutiny, does better, with a 42 per cent favorable and a 34 per cent unfavorable rating.
Trump’s children have been a constant media presence during the campaign and the first days of the transition. The candidate has said he will hand the Trump Organization over to Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric Trump.
Sixty-two per cent of those surveyed said the children should have a role in running the business. But 59 per cent said they should not be closely involved in a Trump administration.
Voters, by a margin of 59 to 24 per cent, don’t think Trump family members should be given a top security clearance.
There are numerous indications that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner will be brought in to play a prominent role in the administration.
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