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Rasmussen Poll: Voters Side With Trump on Monuments

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Monday, 21 August 2017 08:31 PM

Americans agree with President Donald Trump's defense of Confederate monuments, and few think getting rid of the statues will lessen racial tensions, a new poll shows.

The Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday found 50 percent of registered voters agree with Trump's tweet it is "sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."

According to the survey, 37 percent disagree with the tweet and 12 percent are undecided.

On whether removal of the monuments will help race relations, 28 percent believe it will – but 39 percent think removal will only hurt relations. Twenty-six percent say removal would not have any impact.

Rasmussen also found 43 percent of black Americans and 42 percent of other minority voters are more likely than whites, at 38 percent, to think removal will only hurt relations.

The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The findings come in the wake of a Reuters poll showing 54 percent of adults believe the Confederate statues "should remain in all public spaces" while only 27 percent say they "should be removed from all public spaces."

Meanwhile, The Washington Post-ABC News poll found more than six in 10 Republicans approve of Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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