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Gallup Poll: Americans Hopeful After Trump Inauguration

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By    |   Monday, 23 Jan 2017 08:10 AM

Americans reactions to President Donald Trump's inauguration were positive with more people saying they are now more hopeful about the next four years than those who are less hopeful, a Gallup Poll reveals.

Here are the highlights:

  • 39 percent are now more hopeful following the inaugural, compared to 30 percent less hopeful and another 30 percent who said it made no difference.
  • 37 percent were more hopeful following President Obama's 2013 inauguration, compared to 27 percent who were less hopeful and another 30 percent who said it made no difference.
  • 62 percent were more hopeful after Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009, compared to 11 percent who were less hopeful and 23 percent who said it made no difference.
  • 43 percent were more hopeful after George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration, compared to 25 percent who were less hopeful and 28 percent who said it made no difference.

Gallup conducted a one-night reaction poll Friday night after Trump was sworn in as the nation's 45th president earlier that day, just as it had done immediately after the 2005, 2009 and 2013 inaugurations.

Here's how the rest of the poll breaks down:

  • 46 percent of Americans say they watched the ceremonies as they happened — fewer than the 60 percent who watched Obama's first inauguration, but more than those who watched Bush's (40 percent) and Obama's (38 percent) second inaugurals.
  • 61 percent of Republicans watched Trump's inauguration as it happened, compared to 35 percent of Democrats.
  • 53 percent reacted positively to his speech compared to 65 percent for Obama's 2013 inaugural speech; 81 percent for Obama's 2009 address and 62 percent for Bush's 2005 speech.

"Trump will still likely have a lot of ground to make up to match the public good will enjoyed by prior presidents in the early stages of their presidency," Gallup noted. "But the inauguration seems to have done more to help Trump than to hurt him in closing that gap.

"However, since the good feeling coming out of the inauguration is predominantly from his natural political allies, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, and less from his natural opponents, the gap may not be fully closed unless and until Democrats' strong negative feelings toward him subside."

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Americans reactions to President Donald Trump's inauguration were positive with more people saying they are now more hopeful about the next four years than those who are less hopeful, a Gallup Poll reveals.
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