Poll: Americans split on Trump presidency

Poll: Americans split on Trump presidency
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Americans are split on whether Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE will do a good job as president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

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Fifty-three percent say that the president-elect will do a very or fairly good job as president, while 44 percent think he will do very or fairly poorly.

Voters are even more divided over Trump’s handling of the transition, with 45 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.

For comparison, a previous CNN poll found that 79 percent approved of President Obama’s transition efforts in the first two days of 2008, while 18 percent disapproved.

Forty-eight percent now say Trump’s statements and actions since Election Day have made them more confident in his ability to serve as president, while 43 percent say they are less confident.

A majority, 59 percent, says that Trump’s plan to hand over the reins of his business to his children does not go far enough to prevent conflicts of interest.

The poll of 1,003 adults, conducted from November 17 to 20, has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Thirty percent of the sample were Democrats, 27 percent Republicans and 43 percent described themselves as independents or belonging to another party.