Around the South for Nov. 22: Trump, TX & OK


Trump: Popularity soars. President-elect Donald Trump’s favorable rating jumped from 37% before the election to 46% after the election, according to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of registered voters. His unfavorables dropped 15 points, from 61% to 46%. Such post-election swings are “common,” said pollster Kyle Dropp in Politico. Trump’s transition also won approval for being well-organized.  ……. Texas: Perry, Hensarling in cabinet? Two prominent Lone Star State Republicans, former Gov. Rick Perry and House Financial Services Chair Jeb Hensarling, are under consideration for posts in the Trump Administration, reports Newsday. Perry, who endorsed Trump last spring after the ex-governor himself dropped out of the presidential race, is a potential defense secretary or energy secretary; Hensarling is a potential secretary of the treasury ……. Oklahoma: Fallin in cabinet? Sooner State Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has met with president-elect Trump in New Yorkand may be in line for secretary of the interior …….