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CNN Poll: 66 Percent of Americans Believe Trump Will Change Country

CNN Poll: 66 Percent of Americans Believe Trump Will Change Country

(AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:34 AM

A majority of Americans believe that President-elect Donald Trump will be able to change the country and will do a very good or fairly good job when he takes over the presidency, according to a CNN poll.

When asked if Trump will be able to change the country:

  • Yes, will change: 66 percent.
  • No, will not change: 32 percent.
  • No opinion: 2 percent.

The poll broke down the 66 percent number based on what the change would entail:

  • Yes, will change U.S. for the better: 43 percent.
  • Yes, will change for the worse: 21 percent.
  • No, will not change: 32 percent.
  • No opinion: 4 percent.

When asked what kind of president Trump would be:

  • Very good: 29 percent.
  • Fairly good: 24 percent.
  • Fairly poor: 14 percent.
  • Very poor: 30 percent.
  • Depends: 2 percent.
  • No opinion: 2 percent.

Voters appear split on whether the president-elect has made good decisions during his transition period so far:

  • Approve: 46 percent.
  • Disapprove: 45 percent.
  • No opinion: 8 percent.

Forty-eight percent of voters in the poll said they were more confident in the president-elect based on what he's done and said since Election Day:

  • More confident: 48 percent.
  • Less confident: 43 percent.
  • No difference: 7 percent.
  • No opinion: 2 percent.

The poll also asked whether voters believe the incoming president could accomplish his stated goals.

Good-paying jobs in economically challenged areas:

  • Very likely: 32 percent.
  • Somewhat likely: 28 percent.
  • Not very likely: 15 percent.
  • Not likely at all: 25 percent.
  • No opinion: 1 percent.

Defeat ISIS:

  • Very likely: 25 percent.
  • Somewhat likely: 25 percent.
  • Not very likely: 18 percent.
  • Not likely at all: 30 percent.
  • No opinion: 2 percent.

Build a Mexican border wall:

  • Very likely: 24 percent.
  • Somewhat likely: 24 percent.
  • Not very likely: 20 percent.
  • Not likely at all: 31 percent.
  • No opinion: 1 percent.

Repeal and replace Obamacare:

  • Very likely: 45 percent.
  • Somewhat likely: 28 percent.
  • Not very likely: 12 percent.
  • Not likely at all: 13 percent.
  • No opinion: 1 percent.

The poll was conducted Nov. 17-20 over the phone with 1,003 adult Americans

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