Donald Trump’s favorable rating has improved from 34% to 42% after his election as president. While a majority in the U.S. still have an unfavorable view of him, his image is the best it has been since March 2011 when 43% viewed him positively.
His net favourability is -13% – lower than any other President-Elect. His highest has been +12% in 2005 when The Apprentice peaked. His lowest was -37% earlier this year.
The net favourability for recent president-elects has been:
- Barack Obama +41%
- George W Bush +23%
- Bill Clinton +23%
- Donald Trump – 13%
Comparing to GWB 82% of Republicans approve of Trump to 93% for GWB when he was President-Elect. 31% of Democrats approved of GWB and just 10% for Trump.