Trump least popular US president-elect in two decades – polls
WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Donald Trump's approval rating has improved since he won the White House on November 8, but he is still the least popular US president-elect in more than two decades.
An average of recent polls calculated by the Real Clear Politics website shows that about 50% of Americans hold an unfavorable opinion of the Republican leader, against 45% who view him positively.
That is better than on Election Day, when 58% of voters expressed negative sentiments towards him.
But Trump still trails his two immediate predecessors, according to a CBS poll made public on Thursday, December 15.
More than one in 3 Americans believe he will be a poor president, compared to 7% for Barack Obama in December 2008 and 14% for George W. Bush in December 2000.
Gallup, using data going back to Bill Clinton's election in 1992, found that Trump has hit a new low in terms of public approval of how he's handled the transition, with 48 percent giving him a thumbs down and the same percentage a thumbs up.
By comparison, three-quarters of Americans approved Obama's handling of the presidential transition, and two-thirds likewise thought Bill Clinton did a good job in the period between his election and inauguration. – Rappler.com