Majority say Donald Trump is dividing America, as approval rating falls

Posted August 26, 2017

U.S. voters disapprove by 60% of Mr Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville, in which one woman died during protests by white supremacists and counter groups. The poll also found that 42 percent of voters approve of the job Trump has done so far in office, while 55 percent disapprove.

Sixty-eight percent of voters think Trump's words/actions could cause an "international conflict", while 29 percent disagree.

"The Battleground Poll data show that more Americans object to President Trump's character than his agenda", Michael Cornfield, Associate Professor of Political Management Michael Cornfield, said in a press release.

Part of the widespread condemnation of the white-supremacist and neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, which centered around a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, has been a move by cities and institutions across the country to remove or relocate Confederate monuments. Another 10 percent said of those surveyed said they either did not know or were not certain which option they preferred.

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.

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Trump has popularized use of the term "fake news" to criticize news media and reporters that he contends treat him unfairly.

American voters disapprove 60 - 32 percent of Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville.

USA voters trust the news media more than they trust President Donald Trump to tell the truth about important issues, a new Quinnipiac University national poll reveals.

Fifty-four per cent of voters say they disapprove of the job he's doing.

The poll surveyed 1,009 registered voters nationwide from August 13-17, and it had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.