The Great Instigator

Donald Trump always seems most grounded in chaos. He thrives on contradicting his aides, surprising his allies, disparaging his opponents. He revels in the tempest. …

But the unprecedented concern about Trump in polling since the election also signals he may be miscalculating how much turmoil most Americans will tolerate from a president. …

Indeed, amid all the swirling currents, the clearest message of Trump’s transition is that he has narrowed his support since Election Day, rather than expanding it as almost all of his predecessors did. … Results from this week’s flurry of polls capture an unprecedented level of unease about a new president. CONT.

Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic

Recent polls: President-elect Trump