After the election, Obama hit an approval rating of 57 percent, his highest rating since his September 2009 rating of 58 percent.
Additionally, president Obama’s favorability rating lies close to 60 percent, his highest since October 2009. Obama’s 59 percent favorability rating tops Americans’ views of the both the Democratic (39 percent) and Republican (41 percent) parties.
As for President-elect Donald Trump, the polled Americans are still unsure about his ability to succeed as a president. Only 46 percent of respondents believe he cares about people like them.
Although he won the presidency, 66 percent don’t see Donald Trump as an admirable person and 54 percent think he will only further divide the country instead of unite it.
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