A new poll show that few Americans liked Trump’s Charlottesville response.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 21, 2017
President Donald Trump moves out of his difficult Charlottesville week and into his national address on Afghanistan policy tonight with a poor but stable job performance rating and still-weaker grades for his handling of the neo-Nazi-fueled unrest – with vast gaps across groups.
Additionally, 9 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll call it acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white supremacist views, equivalent to about 22 million Americans. A similar number, 10 percent, say they support the so-called alt-right movement, while 50 percent oppose it.
Trump’s overall job rating in the national survey, 37-58 percent, approve-disapprove, is virtually identical to its level in an ABC/Post poll July 13 (the lowest on record for a president at six months). Approval of his response to Charlottesville, Virginia, drops to 28 percent in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, with similar disapproval (56 percent).
Only about one-third of Americans reject the suggestion that Trump has been equating neo-Nazis and white supremacists with those who oppose them. That said, there’s division and uncertainty on the question: Forty-two percent say he’s been doing this, while 35 percent think not and 23 percent have no opinion.
Additionally, those most familiar with Charlottesville (those who’ve seen, read or heard a great deal about it, 43 percent of all adults) are most critical of Trump. Disapproval of his response spikes to 66 percent in this group, and 53 percent say he’s been equating neo-Nazis and white supremacists with their opponents. That said, it’s members of groups more critical of Trump who’ve been paying the closest attention to the controversy.
But these are all fake polls and they are probably lying liars who hate Trump MAGA!!!