Roughly half of Americans are feeling “more confident” about Donald Trump’s ability to serve as president after the election, based on his words and actions in the past week, a new poll reveals.
The Gallup poll found that 51% of Americans are feeling more confident in Trump, an uptick that is generally in line with responses after the elections of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. However, 40% say they’re “less confident” in him after the election, a much larger proportion than Bush and Clinton respondents, Gallup found.
The biggest gains in confidence happened among men (60%) and white people (61%). Among women, 42% said they were more confident and 50% said they were less confident. Among non-whites, 63% said they are less confident. Across all four groups, 9% said there was no change in their confidence level.
Gallup polled 1,019 adults from Nov. 9 to 13, with a margin of sampling error of +/- 4 percentage points.