Friday, November 18, 2016
Trump Is The Most Unpopular Recent President-Elect
These charts were made from information in a new Gallup Poll -- done between November 9th and 13th of a random national sample of 1,019 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.
The poll shows that Trump is still not a popular person, even though he won the electoral college. And he is, by a significant margin, the most unpopular of any of the recent presidents-elect. All of the other were given a generally favorable rating by the public after their election -- Barack Obama (68%), George W. Bush (59%), and Bill Clinton (56%). Only Donald Trump was viewed more unfavorably than favorably after being elected (42% favorable and 55% unfavorable -- a significant 13 point deficit).
Trump has shown a slight gain in favorability since being elected. The general public shows a rise of 8 points, while he has risen 5 points among Democrats, 7 points among Independents, and 11 points among Republicans. But only Republicans give him more than a 50% favorable rating (82%). He is still viewed unfavorably by Democrats (10% favorable) and Independents (39% favorable).
Trump still has some work to do to win over a majority of Americans