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Most Americans Are OK With Donald Trump Keeping His Business Empire, Poll Finds

President-Elect Donald Trump And Vice President Elect Pence Hold Election Victory Rally In OhioPresident-Elect Donald Trump And Vice President Elect Pence Hold Election Victory Rally In Ohio
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at U.S. Bank Arena on Dec. 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. Ty Wright Getty Images

The president-elect shouldn’t have to clean his hands of all his business interests, a majority of Americans say in a new poll.

More than two-thirds of Americans, 69%, say Donald Trump shouldn’t have to “sell all his businesses so that neither he nor his family could potentially profit from actions he takes as president,” a Bloomberg National Poll of 999 adults revealed this week.

Since his election on Nov. 8, critics have warned that Trump’s businesses will be a conflict of interest when he assumes office. While the businessman said he plans to hand the reins of his company to his children in a bid to quell these concerns,Trump would still profit when his company does well. Ethics experts have therefore called for the president-elect to sell his stake in his businesses.

Still, most Americans say Trump selling his businesses “goes too far.” Conversely, just 26% say the president-elect should sell his businesses. Trump, on his part, is not legally obligated to sell his company when he becomes president.

On Tuesday, a Trump spokesperson revealed that the president-elect had sold all his stocks, including stakes in Energy Transfer Partners, Google, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Apple.

The Bloomberg poll was conducted between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 by Seltzer & Co. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.