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Gallup Poll: Americans Not Expressing Confidence in Trump

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By    |   Monday, 02 Jan 2017 12:59 PM

Less than three weeks before President-elect Donald Trump moves into the White House, Americans are skeptical he can handle some major presidential duties, a new Gallup poll reveals.

Trump lags far behind Americans' confidence in Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton right before their presidential inaugurations.

"Trump prepares to take office with a majority of Americans viewing him unfavorably," Gallup notes. "Trump is also much less well-liked than any recent president-elect."

Here's how the poll breaks down:

  • 44 percent believe Trump will be able to prevent major scandals in his administration, compared to an average of 76 percent who felt the same way about Obama, Bush and Clinton.
  • 46 percent expressed confidence Trump could see the U.S. through an international crisis, while 71 percent felt strongly that three other presidents could.
  • 47 percent believe Trump would use military force wisely, compared to an average 76 percent who felt the same about Obama, Bush and Clinton.
  • 53 percent expressed confidence that Trump could manage the executive branch effectively, while 81 percent felt the same about the three other presidents.
  • 55 percent were confident Trump could effectively defend U.S. interests abroad, compared to an average 70 percent for Obama, Bush and Clinton
  • 60 percent believe Trump would work effectively with Congress to get things done, while an average of 82 percent felt the same about the other three presidents.

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