Thu Dec 8, 2016 12:4AM
US President-elect Donald Trump points to his supporters during his "Thank You" rally at Crown Coliseum on December 6, 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by AFP)
US President-elect Donald Trump points to his supporters during his "Thank You" rally at Crown Coliseum on December 6, 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by AFP)

US President-elect Donald Trump enjoys a 50-percent favorability, one month after winning the 2016 presidential election, a new poll shows.

According to a Bloomberg national poll released Wednesday, the real estate mogul, who defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on November 8, now has support among 51 percent of independents and 16 percent of Democrats or similarly left-winning Americans.

His favorability in general is “only slightly below [President Barack] Obama, who is viewed positively by 56 percent and scores a 54 percent job approval rating,” read the report covering the results.

The poll results came out as the real estate mogul and reality TV star was busy filling various jobs in his administration.

The poll showed the majority of Americans, 49 percent, believe the country is heading in the wrong direction and just 37 think it is on the right path.

Meanwhile, 55 percent of those taking part in the poll said they have become more optimistic about his presidency while 35 percent have turned more pessimistic.

The US national anthem is sung prior President-elect Donald Trump speech at Crown Coliseum on December 6, 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by AFP)

Among his own supporters, 87 percent are more optimistic about the US politics while 69 percent of his opponents – Clinton’s supporters – are even more pessimistic.

Fifty-one percent also said they think the future president will put the nation's interests ahead of his business's while 67 percent said the New York billionaire should choose between being president or a businessman.

“The poll underscores the continuing cost of a virulent presidential campaign and the challenges in bridging the polarization that remains,” read the report.

Trump managed to gain electoral victory on Election Day to become president although he lost the popular vote to Clinton by a difference of more than two million votes.