A new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 52% of American adults thought that President Trump’s response to violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, was “not strong enough.”
Trump’s comments have been heavily scrutinized since a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly Saturday when a man ran his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring 19.
Only 27% felt Trump’s response was strong enough and 21% said they were unsure. Even among those who said they approve of Trump, 42% said they either felt his response was not strong enough or were unsure. Republicans gave the most support to the President with 59% approving of his response.
The poll also revealed Trump’s approval ratings to be at record lows.
The poll was conducted by interviewing 1,125 adults on Aug. 14 and 15 and has a margin of error plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
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