Trump gains in popularity since election

Dan Spencer:
A new Bloomberg Poll finds that President-elect Trump has become more popular than before the election and his election victory appears to be boosting the favorability of other Republicans and the GOP as well.

Trump is now viewed favorably by 50 percent. That’s up from up from 33 percent in August. Trump’s favorability rating of 50 percent includes 51 percent of independents and 16 percent of Democrats and those who lean that way.

The poll also found that Trump’s election victory appears to be boosting the favorability of other Republicans. Each Republican tested in the poll scored a higher favorability rating than in the previous poll, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney at and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Even the Republican Party is now viewed more favorably. The GOP is now seen more favorably than the Democrats’ Party — 44 percent to 42 percent. The Democrats’ favorability number is unchanged since August, while the Republican one has surged up from 35 percent. The new favorabilty of the Republican Party marks the first time in the history of the poll, which started in September 2009, that as many feel good about Republican Party as feel bad about it.
I think this is a reflection of Trump's handling of the transition period.  He is actually acting more Presidential for a change and his cabinet selections appear to be popular with most voters.  The other party leaders are also being less cantankerous.


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