'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists

Lester Mason
August 25, 2017

I hit them with everything. A woman was killed after a follower of the so-called alt-right groups drove his auto into a crowd.

"Trump is making a political decision here to be presidential, listen to the generals, and to go back to his base and fire them up and put pressure on the Senate and the House to do things he wants", Graham told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in response to a question about CNN anchor Don Lemon calling the president "unhinged" and "petty".

American voters disapprove 55 - 40 percent of the way the news media covers Trump, and disapprove 62 - 35 percent of the way the president talks about the media.

The president equivocated in denouncing the white supremacists and neo-Nazis and cast blame on "both sides" for the violence that left one person dead and many others injured.

Since Trump's election, hatred and prejudice in the country has increased, 65 per cent of voters said, with just two per cent saying it has decreased.

The numbers on Trump's Charlottesville response fall lower than his overall job ratings, which stood at 37% approval and 58% disapproval in the ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Half of voters oppose removing Confederate statues from public spaces, while 39% support it, Quinnipiac reports, with support much higher (67%) among black voters. Another 10 percent said of those surveyed said they either did not know or were not certain which option they preferred.

According to the poll released on Thursday, President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country, 62 percent of voters said, while 31 percent said he is doing more to unite the country. A majority of that group says he's encouraged them deliberately rather than accidentally. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said they agree with Trump on such issues.

Among Democrats, 88% of respondents blamed neo-Nazis, 4% blamed counterprotesters, and 8% said they didn't know.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted August 17 to 22 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

A considerable majority of United States voters do not believe President Donald Trump is behaving the way a president is expected to behave and are concerned, a new George Washington University Battleground Poll revealed on Thursday.

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