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Voters Grade President Elect Low on His Campaign Conduct, But Majority Willing to Give Him a Chance

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(Photo : Gage Skidmore/Flickr/CC) President-elect Donald Trump received low grades for his conduct in election campaign. Half of the voters are happy about his victory, but 48 percent are unhappy.

Pew Research Center released a poll earlier this week in which voters were asked to grade President elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on their conduct during the campaign among many other questions on their perspective on what lies ahead.

The survey was conducted November 10-14 on 1,254 voters who were also interviewed before the elections.

Voters gave Trump low grades for his conduct during the campaign. His grades were the lowest any victorious candidate received since 1988 when this series of surveys were first introduced. Only about 30 percent of the voters graded him under an A or B, 19 percent gave him C, 15 percent gave him D, and some 35 percent graded him under D, in effect failing him.

On the other hand, about 43 percent of the people gave Clinton either an A or B.

Voters are divided in their reactions to Trump's victory.

Half of all the voters were happy about Trump winning the election, but 48 percent were unhappy.

Most of the people were surprised by Trump's victory. About 73 percent of all the voters expressed their surprise at the election results.

Some 100 percent of Clinton supporters were "shocked" at Trump's victory, while 67 percent of Trump voters were "happy.
Some 60 percent of Trump voters were surprised.

A little over half of the voters (53 percent) said his electoral win made them feel "uneasy," and about as many (51 percent) made them feel "hopeful."

Majority of the Clinton supporters (58 percent) say they are "willing to give Trump a chance and see how he governs as president," while 39 percent said they cannot do so "because of the kind of person he has shown himself to be."

Overall, 56 percent of the American voters expect Trump to carry out a successful first term.

Trump voters have expressed confidence in how he will govern as a President. As many as 88 percent of his supporters are "confident about the kind of president he will be."

Voters also gave low grades to Republican and Democratic parties. Only 22 percent of the people gave Republican Party an A or B, while Democratic Party also received an A or B from just 26 percent of the voters.

Survey results also showed that people do not regard the media highly. Just about 22 percent of the American voters graded press with either an A or B, and 38 percent gave them an F.

A majority of 57 percent of the voters said press had "too much influence" on the election results, out of whom 62 percent were Trump voters, and 50 percent were Clinton supporters.

Tags Donald Trump, HIllary Clinton, Pew Research Center, Post-election Pew poll

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