Obama will leave the White House at the peak of his popularity, survey finds

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11th January 2017 12:03 - Central Government

Obama will leave the White House at the peak of his popularity, survey finds: According to a recent poll, President Barack Obama will exit from his position as the President of the United States at the peak of his popularity, with many of the survey participants preferring him to President-elect Donald Trump.Obama will leave the White House at the peak of his popularity, survey finds

The survey was carried out by Quinnipiac University and revealed that 55 per cent of those registered to vote approved of Obama’s performance during his presidency, whereas a further 39 per cent disapprove. According to the findings, this net positive favourability of 16 percentage points is the highest level of approval that the polling group has found for Barack Obama in the last seven years.

On the other hand, just 37 per cent of the survey participants said that they approve of Donald Trump’s performance as the president-elect who is transitioning into office, whereas 51 per cent said that they disapprove.

The net negative favourability rating for Trump of 14 percentage points is a considerable decrease from a Quinnipiac University poll released back in November. The November survey revealed that 44 percent of respondents viewed him favourably, whereas 46 per cent viewed him unfavourably.

In total, the most recent survey findings revealed that Obama is currently more popular than Trump by 18 percentage points.

When looking more deeply into the respondents’ opinions of Trump, the responses suggest that 49 per cent voters feel that Trump has solid leadership skills; however, they are concerned about his character. Of the respondents, 71 per cent feel that he is a strong character and 68 per cent believe that he is intelligent. However, 53 per cent believe that he is dishonest, 62 per cent believe that he does not have a good temperament and a further 52 per cent believe that he does not have empathy for average Americans.

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