Continuing our POLITICO feature, where we dig into the latest polls and loop in other data streams to tell the story of how Americans are reacting to President Donald Trump and the upheaval he is bringing to Washington. Here are five numbers that mattered this week:

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President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter target — his predecessor in the White House — is more popular than he is.

A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll last month found 55 percent of registered voters had a favorable opinion of former President Barack Obama, greater than the 42 percent who viewed Obama unfavorably.

Obama’s average favorable rating, according to HuffPost Pollster, is 57 percent, and his unfavorable rating is 39 percent.

Compare that with Trump: This week’s POLITICO/Morning Consult poll pegged the president’s favorable rating at 49 percent, with a 46-percent unfavorable rating.

But that’s actually much better than his average ratings, according to HuffPost Pollster, which has Trump at 42 percent favorable and 51 percent unfavorable.

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