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WashPost Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction

WashPost Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction
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By    |   Monday, 21 August 2017 06:18 PM

Forty-two percent of Americans strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News.

But a sizeable majority of Republicans back his remarks, according to the poll.

"A majority of self-identified Republicans — more than 6 in 10 — approve of Trump’s response to the protests, according to the Post-ABC poll, while about 2 in 10 disapprove and the same share offer no opinion," the Post reported.

Trump last Tuesday doubled down on his original comments about the incidents in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 where white nationalists clashed with counter-protestors, saying "many sides" were to blame for the deadly rally that resulted in three deaths and at least 34 injuries.

The fallout from Trump's comments has been heavy as lawmakers from both sides slammed him and four high-powered executives walked away from his manufacturing advisory board to protest his delay in denouncing white supremacy.

The Post/ABC survey found 56 percent of Americans overall disapproved of his comments, while 28 percent approved.

The poll was conducted Aug. 16-20 among a random national sample of 1,014 adults reached on cellular and landline phones. The margin of sampling error for overall results is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Forty-two percent of Americans strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News.
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