National Survey: Americans begin to side with Trump

Surveys | December 13, 2016

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KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has completed a national public opinion survey on Donald Trump. The survey was conducted December 11 through December 12, 2016. 1,945 voters participated in the survey and the margin of error is +/-2.3%. The survey was paid for and commissioned independent of any campaign or committee.

Donald Trump has rebounded from his historically negative image during the General Election. 47% of Americans now view the President-Elect favorably with 41% viewing him unfavorably and 12% having no opinion.

Trump’s rebounding image could be attributed directly to the stock market. 59% of Americans believe stock market gains are attributed to the election of Donald Trump, with 30% saying Trump is solely responsible for the gains. Just 30% of Americans believe the election of Trump had nothing to do with rise in the stock market.

Americans also believe Trump is being treated unfairly by the media. Half of all Americans believe the media has been unfair in its coverage of Trump with 39% saying the media has been fair. The mainstream media is viewed negatively by 57% of Americans with just 25% viewing mainstream media outlets favorably.

Americans are split on their approval of Trump’s selections to cabinet level positions. 40% of those interviewed approve of Trump’s selections and 43% disapprove. Americans are also split when asked if Donald Trump will make America great again. 43% believe he will and 43% do not believe he will.
A plurality, 46% think the United States will be more safe under a Trump presidency and 43% believe America will be less safe. “America is five weeks removed from one of the most negative presidential campaigns in history,” said Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group. “Donald Trump has been able to improve his image in a very short span and if that continues he will govern with a mandate.”

Remington Research Group is a polling firm that specializes in automated IVR technology. The firm was founded to provide more reliable and affordable polling for campaigns throughout the country. Remington Research Group accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election and its surveys have been featured in RealClearPolitics, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, 538 and numerous local media throughout the United States.