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Half of Americans Are 'More Confident' in Donald Trump After the Election

Nov 16, 2016

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.

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