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

Francis Osborne
August 26, 2017

Almost two-thirds of American voters believe President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country than he is to unite it, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

71 percent of U.S. voters do not believe President Donald Trump is behaving the way a president is expected to behave and are concerned, according to the poll.

"I really think they don't like our country". Meanwhile, nine in 10 Democrats say they think Trump encouraged white supremacists with his comments and behavior - nearly two-thirds of Democrats say he did so intentionally.

He also gets a negative 59% rating on his overall job approval - down from a 57% approval rating on August 17th.

Asked specifically how they felt about Trump's response to the Charlottesville violence, 60 percent of voters said they disapproved; 32 percent said they approved of the president's handling of the issue.

Sen. Jeff Flake insists he wants to 'work with' Trump
"For the most part, honestly, these are really, really dishonest people", Trump told a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. Before taking the stage in Phoenix , Trump huddled privately with potential Republican primary challengers to Flake.

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.

Prejudice against minority groups is a "very serious" problem, 50 percent of voters say, while 31 percent say it is "somewhat serious", a new high for these numbers. Twenty-nine percent, however, disagreed with this statement.

A majority of USA voters say President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country than unite it.

A mere 3% of American voters in a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday say Trump's actions as president have discouraged white supremacists. Ten percent of survey respondents said they did not know whether to trust Trump or the news media.

The poll was conducted from August 17 to August 22 among 1,514 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

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