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Poll: Republicans Back Trump on Charlottesville Opinion

Poll: Republicans Back Trump on Charlottesville Opinion
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By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 08:00 AM

Most Republicans support President Donald Trump’s claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a SurveyMonkey poll Friday on Axios

The poll asked if voters agreed with this Trump quote: "You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent."
 

  • 87 percent of Republican voters agreed and 11 percent disagreed;
  • 83 percent of Democrats disagreed and 15 percent agreed;
  • 59 percent of independents disagreed and 39 percent agreed;
  • 53 percent of voters overall, regardless of party, disagreed, while 43 percent agreed.

A partisan divide was apparent regarding whom to blame for the violence.

  • 64 percent of Republicans believe both sides were to blame, with 18 percent blaming the far right alone, and 17 percent blaming the counter-protesters;
  • 66 percent of Democrats believed the far right was to blame, with 24 percent blaming both sides and only 6 percent blaming the counter-protesters;
  • 51 percent of independent voters blamed the far right, with 38 percent believing both sides share the blame and 8 percent blaming the counter-protesters;
  • 46 percent of voters overall, regardless of party, blamed the far right, while 40 percent put blame on both sides and 9 percent blamed the counter-protesters.

The SurveyMonkey poll had 2,181 respondents, the Axios report said.

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Most Republicans support President Donald Trump's claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a SurveyMonkey poll Friday on Axios.
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