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Poll: Obama Has Majority Approval, But Plurality Favors Trump Reversing Accomplishments

barack obamaA new USA Today/Suffolk poll out today shows that President Obama still enjoys net positive job approval ratings, even though a plurality of those polled believe it would be a good thing if Donald Trump reverses his accomplishments.

54 percent approve of the president’s job performance and 50 percent believe he will go down as either a good or great president.

But not only do 59 percent believe Trump will “significantly dismantle” Obama’s legacy, 45 percent in total say that would be a good thing.

If you break that number down by party ID, 78 percent of Republicans would see it as a good thing, only 20 percent of Democrats would, and 40 percent of independents agree.

Trump himself has a slim net approval rating for how he’s conducted himself since the election (41-40), and there are just as many people as alarmed by his presidency as are hopeful.

Most think Trump needs to do more to prevent his business conflicts of interest, and 50 percent want him to do what needs to be done in office, even if it means reneging on some of his campaign promises.

On the other side of the aisle, when Democrats and independents size up the 2020 lineup, 62 percent don’t want Hillary Clinton to run again.

You can read the full poll results here.

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