Friday, 24 November, 2017

Majority of Americans Say Trump's Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'

Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville Virginia charging that the President Majority of Americans Say Trump's Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'
Melinda Barton | 18 August, 2017, 03:05

According to a CBS News Poll, that includes a majority of Democrats and independents who were asked, as well as a little more than half of Republicans.

Republicans have remained supportive of President Donald Trump, their party leader, throughout his many trials and tribulations during his first seven months in office. That view is shared by 46 percent of white Americans.

Trump's overall approval rating has dipped slightly to 35 percent, as compared to 39 percent in April.

The majority of Republicans (56%) say Trump's policies have not had much effect on race.

Nearly two thirds of the respondents (64% ) said they were embarrassed by the President's behavior.

But on Tuesday, Trump returned to his rhetoric of "many sides" during a press conference at Trump Tower that was supposed to focus on plans to revamp the country's infrastructure. A total of 58 percent of the latest poll's respondents said that they did not believe Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be able to pass any significant legislation by the end of the year. The new study also finds that more Americans think Trump has encouraged racial division.

The march turned deadly when a neo-Nazi sympathizer drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring others.

President Trump can take comfort in new polling data that shows he'll likely always have one-quarter of the country supporting him.

"Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee", Trump said. Trump also used the term "alt-left" to describe groups of counter-protesters, questioning if they had "any semblance of guilt" for things spiraling out of control.

Trump tweeted again Thursday morning, lamenting "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", adding that "you can't change history, but you can learn from it".

The margin of error is plus/minus 4 percentage points.

The poll of 2,024 Americans was conducted August 2-8, 2017 with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.