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Trump Facing Low Expectations, Poll Finds

According to a recent CBS News poll, 33% of respondents believe that Donald Trump will do a good job as President.

The Hill reports:

President-elect Donald Trump is going into the White House with lower expectations from the American people than previous commanders in chief, according to a new CBS News poll.

Only about a third of Americans — 34 percent — think Trump will be a good or very good president. Twenty-three percent think he will be an average president, and 36 percent think he will do poorly.

The poll found in 2008 that 63 percent thought President Obama would make a good or very good president, and just 7 percent expected him to be a poor president.

In December 2000, President George W. Bush similarly had less than half of the population expecting him to be a good or very good president, but only 14 percent thought he would be a poor president.

Expectations for Trump sharply differ between the two parties. Just 10 percent of Democrats think he will be good or very good, while 70 percent of Republicans expect him to be good or very good.

Americans are evenly divided over Trump’s selections to fill out his administration, with 41 percent approving of his Cabinet picks and 41 percent disapproving.

The poll surveyed 1,259 adults from December 9 to 13. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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