Poll: Public approves of how Trump is handling his transition, 50/41

By party, 82 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s transition handling, compared with just 12 percent of Democrats. Fifty-three percent of independents approve of his job.

The NBC/WSJ poll also finds 68 percent of Americans believing that Trump’s presidency will change the way government works — higher than the 60 percent of respondents who said this about Bill Clinton in December 1992.