For Trump, 68% oppose a self-pardon; Biden receives positive marks for transition

Ahead of his inauguration, Americans by more than a 40-point margin approve of the way Joe Biden has handled the presidential transition — but just half are confident he’ll make the right decisions for the country’s future, with muted expectations for his progress on key issues.

As to the man he’s replacing, 68% in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose President Donald Trump pardoning himself for any federal crimes he may be accused of committing. And 58% support Twitter’s ban on Trump, muzzling the outgoing president on his main platform.

Trump leaves office awash in controversy, as seen in results from this poll reported Friday. Biden enters on a better note: Two-thirds in this survey, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, approve of how he’s handled the transition. That’s 27 percentage points higher than Trump four years ago.

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