Poll Results: Presidential Transition

These are the topline results of a YouGov survey of 1000 US adults interviewed December 17-19 , 2016. The margin of error is 4.1%.

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Thinking about how Barack Obama is handling the transition period, do you think he is doing:
Too much to help Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%
Not enough to help Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26%
About the right amount to help Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%

Do you think Barack Obama should or should not try to make Donald Trump’s transition into the White House as smooth as possible?
He should . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72%
He should not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%

While he is still president, do you think Barack Obama should mostly:
Try to work with Donald Trump on issue they agree about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62%
Speak out against Donald Trump on issues they disagree about . . . . . . . . .20%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%

Once he has left office as president, do you think Barack Obama should mostly:
Try to work with Donald Trump on issue they agree about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%
Speak out against Donald Trump on issues they disagree about . . . . . . . . .22%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%

Which do you think is more important for opponents of Donald Trump?
Asked of those who voted for Clinton
To do everything they can to oppose his policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%
To respect the current norms of the American political system . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%