President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, becoming the first person to assume the office since Gerald Ford, who was sworn in in January 1979.

Here are 10 reasons why the public still loves Donald Trump, according to the Mayo Clinic.


Trump is popular among working-class voters, with a high percentage identifying as Republicans and independents.

Trump’s approval ratings among working class Americans are higher than that of many other candidates in the election, according the Mayo poll.

He is also the most popular politician in a state with the lowest unemployment rate in the country, with less than 6 percent of people unemployed.


Trump has the lowest favorability ratings among non-college graduates.

Trump was the only presidential candidate to earn more than 40 percent of his vote from those with no college degrees, according a CNN/ORC poll released earlier this month.

The percentage of voters with less education was 10 points lower for Trump, the same number for former President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders.


He’s popular among young people.

Trump garnered just 11 percent of the votes from those under 30 in the 2016 election, compared to more than 70 percent for Hillary Clinton.

But his numbers among millennials are improving.

In November, 70 percent of voters aged 18 to 29 were for Trump.

He also has a higher favorable rating among this age group than Clinton.


He has a more favorable rating than President Obama among minorities.

Trump leads Clinton among whites and Hispanic voters, according data from CNN/Orc, but has a less favorable rating of minorities than President George W. Bush did.


Trump continues to outperform his Republican opponents in key states, with Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan all reporting high voter turnout.

A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released this week shows that Trump holds a five point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa and leads Clinton by two points in Pennsylvania.


He beats both Democratic presidential hopefuls for the first time in two consecutive elections.

Trump will likely be sworn into office as the president of two parties.

The first Democrat to serve in the White House will be Vice President Joe Biden, who ran against President George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Biden lost the election in 2016.


Voters prefer Trump to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according that the Mayo Poll.

The public is more likely to prefer Trump’s economic policies, health care and foreign policy than Clinton’s, according The New York Times/CBS News poll.


Trump gets more votes than any of the other four candidates in a two-person race.

Trump received 43 percent of all votes in the Mayo election, with Vice President Biden receiving 22 percent, according this poll from the Pew Research Center.

Biden has more support among Democrats, according Pew.


He gets a higher share of the vote than all the other Republican candidates combined.

He received 37 percent of votes, with Ohio Gov.

John Kasich coming in at 16 percent and former Florida Gov.

Jeb Bush at 12 percent.


Trump won more than two-thirds of the Republican vote.

Trump earned 43 percent in the presidential election.

Of the other 16 candidates, 12 percent of Republicans, or 11 percent, said they supported Trump in November, according CNN/Opinion Research Corporation.