It was only a few weeks ago, as we approached Election Day we were told America was being forced to choose between two of the most reviled presidential candidates in history. Approval ratings for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were in the toity.
However, as we all know now, only one of those candidates was truly reviled.
But the YUGE shocker is how Trump’s approval numbers have completely reversed since his successful election.
The Washington Examiner reports, Two new surveys out Monday morning point to growing support for President-elect Trump as he settles into building his administration and memories of the combative presidential election begin to fade.
A new Pew Research Center survey shows that of Trump supporters, 96 percent feel “hopeful,” and 74 percent “proud” of their presidential pick.
And even 58 percent of Clinton voters said they are “willing to give Trump a chance and see how he governs as president.”
Trump’s approval numbers have also seen a 24 point swing since the election, and for the first time since announcing his presidential bid his approval and disapproval numbers are the same.
In a Morning Consult-Politico survey, his favorable-unfavorable numbers are 46 percent to 46 percent.
Before the election, his favorable rating was 37 percent and unfavorable 61 percent.
“Trump’s favorability among voters has reached new highs since he became president-elect,” said Morning Consult Cofounder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “This honeymoon phase is common for new presidents. For example, Obama saw about a 20 point swing in his favor following the 2008 election.”
But hey, polls shmolls, right?
Nonetheless, it’s difficult not to feel positive about this change for America. It’s been eight, long, hard years of misery and many of us were preparing to hunker down for the long harsh winter of Clinton discontent.
I (Michele Hickford) live in Florida. When a hurricane roars in overnight, you’re battened down in the house, shutters closed tight, with no idea what’s happening outside. The next morning when you emerge from the cave, you don’t know what you’ll find. Maybe devastation. Maybe everything will be fine.
Well, America woke up on November 9th to find the sun shining. Ain’t that grand?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]