Poll: Trump approval during transition lower than predecessors

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    A new poll finds that president-elect Donald Trump’s public approval is lower than that of his predecessors during the transition period.

    The survey from the Pew Research Center says that 40 percent of the public approve of Mr. Trump’s Cabinet picks and high-level appointments and 41 percent approve of his job so far in explaining his policies for the future. A majority — 55 percent — say that they disapprove of the job he’s done explaining his policies and plans.

    Do Trump’s Cabinet picks have a “public service instinct?”
    A month after the 2008 election, 71 percent approved of President Obama’s Cabinet picks and 72 percent approved of how he explained his plans for the future. In 2001, 58 percent approved of President George W. Bush’s high-level appointments and 50 percent approved of his job explaining his future plans.

    According to the poll, a plurality, 38 percent say Mr. Trump will be a poor or terrible president while 35 percent say he’ll be a good or great president and 18 percent said he’ll be average. These ratings are actually more positive than what he received during the campaign when a quarter said Trump would be a good or great president but 57 percent said he’ll be poor or terrible.

    Nearly two-thirds think Trump is reckless and has poor judgment and 68 percent said he is hard to like. Just under a third said Trump is well-qualified to serve as commander in chief.


    Starting off in a hole, even worse that GW Bush was after the 2000 election fiasco. Ouch.


    And it’s gonna go down a lot more.


    Trump said he is going to build a wall between the US and Mexico. He can’t even build a wall between his business and the presidency.


    (Sigh) This is going to be a long 4 years having to deal with these Butt-hurt libtards. All they do is whine, bitch, and complain,oh and lets not forget the name calling. Lets hear it libs, I haven’t heard a post about Trump being a sexist, racist, xenophobe in a while.


    Let’s make Russia great again!


    Trump is pandering to ideologues with his cabinet picks. How do you like me now?

    Andy Brown

    Hey dorkface, it’s not just the smart people on this board that see what’s going on, it’s everyone except you right wing neanderthals.

    With the CIA’s revelation that Russia tampered with our election, the president-elect had a chance to demonstrate real leadership. Instead he’s shown he’s as divisive and self-interested as ever.

    With less than six weeks to go until Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office, we learned last week that American intelligence officials have concluded with “high confidence” that hackers cooperating with the Russian government acted with the intent to promote Trump’s presidential candidacy and harm Hillary Clinton’s. This plan, of course, worked out in a major way. Yet the president-elect, whether out of fear, insecurity, anger, deeper ties with Russia than are currently public knowledge, or some reason we don’t yet know, has refused to take these findings seriously. By making clear to Americans that he does not care to protect our most basic right—to participate in a free democracy—Donald Trump, before even taking office, has already failed us.


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