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Trump Trails Other Presidents in Handling of Transition: Poll

Depending on their political ideology, Americans polled by NBC News/the Wall Street Journal either think Donald Trump is doing a good job in his transition to the White House, a bad job, or is somewhere in between.

The Hill reports:

Half of Americans say in a new poll that they approve of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling the transition, down from previous incoming presidents’ results.

While 50 percent of the respondents in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll say they approve, 41 percent disapprove.

In December 2008, 73 percent of Americans approved of then-President-elect Barack Obama’s handling of the transition. More than three-quarters, 77 percent, approved of then-President-elect Bill Clinton’s handling of the transition in December 1992.

NBC noted that incoming President George W. Bush’s approval rating wasn’t measured because its December 2000 poll was conducted before the conclusion of the Florida recount.

An overwhelming majority of Republicans, 82 percent, now approve of Trump’s handling of the transition, while just 12 percent of Democrats say the same thing.

Fifty-three percent of independents approve of his job.

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