A new CNN poll found that a majority of Americans believe President-elect Donald Trump will do a good job as the president.
Overall, 53 percent of those surveyed said Trump would do at least a fairly good job. Meanwhile, 40 percent said they trusted Trump to deal with the economy -- a higher percentage than Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan before their first inaugurations. Two-thirds of those surveyed said Trump would bring change, though only 43 percent said it would be positive change.
WATCH | This comes on the heels of Trump releasing his plan for his first 100 days in office on YouTube.
Overall, his favorability rating increased to 47 percent, a new high. By contrast, President Obama's approval rating is 56 percent, according to Gallup.
By the numbers
- 46 percent approve of his handling of the presidential transition, while 45 percent disapprove
- 60 percent say he'll create jobs in economically challenged areas
- 63 percent expect the economy to be in good shape next year, the highest number since September 2012
- 60 percent say Trump's plan for his businesses doesn't go far enough to prevent conflicts of interest
- 43 percent say they have "no confidence" in his ability to provide "real leadership"
Women are less likely than men to believe Trump will do a good job. Two-thirds of white people surveyed said Trump would do a good job, while only one-third of non-white people said so.
Residents of rural America were about twice as likely to think Trump would do well than city residents.
The CNN poll sampled 1,003 adults from November 17 through 20.
CNN announced they are about to release a new poll about President elect Trump! Because their polls are so accurate. Can't wait.— Darko Kiclop (@kiclop) November 22, 2016
Some Twitter users were quick to point out polls haven't been very accurate in 2016.
Trump has the highest approval rate before inauguration even above the approval Obama, Bush, and Clinton had. CNN/ONC Poll. 🙌🏻👍🏻— Jacob Pimental (@jakepimental99) November 22, 2016
Others were more excited.