More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

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"I really think they don't like our country". KKK, we have KKK.

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that, while a majority of Americans disapproved of Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville and believe it is unacceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white-supremacist ideologies, 9% said they "somewhat" or "strongly" believed such views were acceptable. "I got them all", Trump said at a Phoenix rally Tuesday night, a reference to how he said he effectively called out hate groups by name. Trump, on Tuesday during his campaign-style rally in Phoenix, slammed the "fake news" media and defended his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. He later called out white nationalists by name two days later, but, in any angry news conference August 15, he blamed "both sides", adding that he was "not putting anybody on a moral plane".

Although Trump has called out groups like the Ku Klux Klan in prepared statements, his off-the-cuff remarks about how "good" and "fine" people were marching with white supremacists in Charlottesville may have served to embolden bigots. Meanwhile, nine in 10 Democrats say they think Trump encouraged white supremacists with his comments and behavior - nearly two-thirds of Democrats say he did so intentionally.

"It's hard to say how mind-bogglingly rare it is to see a number like 3% in a poll question like this", CNN's Ryan Struyk observed.

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Just under 60% of respondents said President Trump's decisions and behaviour have encouraged white supremacist groups.

Prejudice against minority groups is a "very serious" problem, 50 percent of voters say, while 31 percent say it is "somewhat serious", a new high for these numbers.

The poll found United States voters were more pleased with the way Trump is handling the economy, with 50 percent approval, but foreign affairs were negative areas for Trump with 53 percent disapproval for how the North Korea situation is being handled. Its margin of error is percentage points.