Trump's favorability jumps since election

Trump's favorability jumps since election
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE’s popularity has jumped 9 points since becoming the president-elect, according to a poll released Monday by Politico and Morning Consult


Forty-six percent of those polled hold a very or somewhat favorable view of Trump, while 34 percent hold a very unfavorable view of him. Twelve percent hold a somewhat unfavorable view of the president-elect.

Trump’s favorability is up 9 points, while his unfavorability fell from 61 percent to 46 percent since becoming the president-elect.

"This honeymoon phase in common for new presidents. For example, Obama saw about a 20 point swing in his favor following the 2008 election,” said Kyle Dropp, the cofounder of Morning Consult, according to Politico.

The transition team's efforts are also getting good reviews, with 19 percent saying it is more organized than that of previous administrations.

Trump’s choices for Cabinet picks “are still largely unknown to Americans,” according to Dropp. Over half of those polled either did not know of or did not have an opinion of Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, attorney general candidate Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTime to bring federal employees home for every holiday Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 MORE (R-Ala.), or chief of staff Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

The survey was conducted from Nov. 16 to 18, polling 1,885 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.