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Marist Poll: 52 Percent Say Trump's First Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'

Marist Poll: 52 Percent Say Trump's First Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'
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By    |   Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:54 PM

Fifty-two percent of Americans in a new Marist Poll on Wednesday said President Donald Trump's initial response to the Charlottesville violence Saturday was "not strong enough," while 27 percent disagreed.

Here are the results of the survey of 1,125 conducted Monday and Tuesday:

Do you feel President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville has been strong enough, or not strong enough?

  • Not strong enough: 52 percent.
  • Strong enough: 27 percent.
  • Not sure: 21 percent.

Should the fatal Charlottesville crash be investigated as domestic terrorism?

  • Yes: 67 percent.
  • No: 21 percent.
  • Not sure: 12 percent.

Are race relations in the United States today better, about the same, or are worse than they were a year ago?

  • Worse: 52 percent.
  • About the same: 33 percent.
  • Better: 9 percent.
  • Not sure: 6 percent.

Do you think statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy should:

  • Remain as a historical symbol: 62 percent.
  • Be removed because they offend some people: 27 percent.
  • Not sure: 11 percent.

"The president's moral equivalency is just not adding up," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

"The president's response has clearly been out of step," he added. "He's talking to the fringe, not the majority of Americans."

The Marist Poll, conducted with NPR and "The PBS NewsHour," has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

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