Donald Trump's Favorability Rating at 50 Percent, New Poll Shows

The nation remains divided over the president-elect.

His favorability rating sits at 50 percent, according to a national Bloomberg poll out today.

And according to the Bloomberg poll, 51 percent of those surveyed are very or mostly confident that Trump will put America's interests ahead of his business's as he meets with foreign leaders. Last week he tweeted that he'll cut ties to his business "in total" to focus on running the country.

"While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses," he wrote on Twitter. He also tweeted that he will hold a "major news conference" with his children, who are involved with his businesses, on Dec. 15.

In addition, the Bloomberg poll shows that a majority of respondents — 67 percent — believe Trump needs to choose between being president or a businessman, yet 69 percent believe it "goes too far" if Trump sells off his businesses in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

Seventy-nine percent hope Trump drops the combative tone he displayed on the campaign trail once he's in office, the poll shows.

Sixty-nine percent of those polled believe Trump will deliver on his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare." He recently said he'd like to keep parts of the ACA in place, such as protecting patients with existing conditions and allowing children to remain on their parents' plans until they're 26.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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