MAJORITY OF VOTERS NOW FAVOR TRUMP
Multiple national polls revealed this week that American optimism and good feeling is on a marked upswing as the nation heads for 2017. Now voters appear to be warming to President-elect Donald Trump as well.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday finds that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters have a favorable opinion of Mr. Trump — a number which includes 29 percent who view him “very” favorably. The landmark finding follows weeks of rising poll numbers for the incoming president. His favorability numbers among all voters have increased on average from the low-30 percentage point range to the mid-40s. None have gone over 50 percent in recent days. There are still hold-outs, however. The poll also found that 47 percent of voters continue view him unfavorably. And while he is always ready to counter his critics, Mr. Trump appears to be mulling over ways to shore up the sharp divisions in the nation — and made it clear shortly after he won the White House.
“This will prove to be a great time in the lives of ALL Americans. We will unite and we will win, win, win!” he noted in a tweet — and that was six weeks ago.