Donald Trump's popularity has surged since Election Day

President-elect Donald Trump.
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President-elect Donald Trump's favorability has grown by 9 points since the election, a Politico/Morning Consult poll out Monday revealed. Trump now has a favorable standing among 46 percent of registered voters, up from 37 percent right before the election. Meanwhile, the percentage of registered voters with an unfavorable opinion of Trump has dropped 15 points, from 61 percent to 46 percent. "Trump's favorability among voters has reached new highs since he became president-elect," said Morning Consult co-founder Kyle Dropp, though he noted "this honeymoon phase is common for new presidents."

So far, voters appear confident Trump's transition efforts are going smoothly, the poll found. Dropp said about half of voters said Trump's transition seemed "as organized or more organized than previous administrations." About one in three said Trump's transition is "less organized than past transitions," he said. Many Americans remain unfamiliar with Trump's first appointments, including Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, Breitbart News' Steve Bannon, and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

The poll was conducted Nov. 16-18 among 1,885 registered voters. Its margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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