More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

Posted August 26, 2017

The split shows that 'more Americans object to President Trump's character than his agenda،' according to George Washington University professor Michael Cornfield.

According to the poll released on Thursday, President Donald Trump is doing more to divide the country, 62 percent of voters said, while 31 percent said he is doing more to unite the country.

About the same number of poll respondents - 59 percent - said Trump's decisions and behavior have encouraged white supremacist groups.

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A Quinnipiac poll published on Wednesday found that only 3 percent of voters believe that white supremacists have been demoralized by Trump's inconsistent statements about pro-Confederate marches and neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, CNN reported.

Trump's position was supported by the police chief in Charlottesville, who said there were "mutually combating individuals in the crowd" when fighting broke out on the night of August 11 between torch-bearing right-wing marchers and groups opposed to their presence.

Similarly, a majority, 71 percent, said Trump's "behavior is not what I expect from a president". 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.

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There is too much prejudice in the nation today, 55 percent of American voters say, while 40 percent say there is too much political correctness, the widest margin for prejudice since the question first was asked in June 2016. I got the white supremacists, the neo-Nazi.

However, an even larger number of voters - 62 percent - said they disapprove of Trump's corrosive and angry comments about reporters and their employers.

Some 54% of voters say they trust the media more than Mr Trump " to tell you the truth about important issues".

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The poll was conducted from August 17 to 22 among 1,514 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.