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Poll: Most say Trump will change DC

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Over half of registered voters say President-elect Donald Trump will transform Washington, D.C., according to a Thursday poll.

Fifty-five percent say Trump’s Cabinet appointments show he plans on changing the nation’s capital in the Morning Consult/Politico survey out Wednesday.

{mosads}Fifty-one percent, meanwhile, said Trump is ignoring the “D.C. elite” while making his Cabinet picks.

Pollsters also found that registered voters say Trump’s Cabinet selections so far show he is intent on major changes to government.

Fifty-three percent believe his current Cabinet roster will significantly alter government, while 23 percent do not this government will change greatly. Twenty-four percent were unsure or had no opinion.

Thursday’s results additionally discovered that Trump’s choice for attorney general is believed to be the appointment most likely to deliver major change.

Twenty-six percent say Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will make “major” alterations, and another 24 percent said he would make “minor” ones. 

Respondents ranked former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao — picked by Trump to lead the Transportation Department — as the appointment least likely to make big waves.

Only 18 percent believe Chao, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) wife, will deliver “major” government changes. Another 18 percent say she will provide “minor” transformations.

Trump frequently pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington and clear out entrenched establishment politicians.

Morning Consult/Politico conducted its latest survey of 1,401 registered voters via online interviews from Dec. 1 to 2. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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