Trump's Popularity Has Spiked

Welcome to the 'honeymoon phase'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 9:03 AM CST
President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday in Bedminster, NJ.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) Twitter wars apparently aren't putting a dent in voters' opinion of Donald Trump. His popularity has soared since the election, according to a poll from Politico and Morning Consult. The national survey conducted Wednesday to Friday shows 46% of voters have a favorable opinion of Trump with a 2-point margin of error, compared to 37% before Election Day.

Another 46% say they have an unfavorable opinion of the president-elect, down from 61%. However, Morning Consult's co-founder says "this honeymoon phase is common for new presidents," noting President Obama saw "about a 20 point swing" following his win in 2008. (Here's what voters think about Trump's appointments.)

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