Majority of USA voters fear Trump will drag country into global conflict

Tabitha Dunn
August 26, 2017

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. I hit them with everything.

In a poll released on August 17, the president's approval rating had dropped to 35 percent.

"A$3 large majority of voters - 71 percent - agreed his "behavior is not what I expect from a president" (27 percent disagreed), and 68 percent agreed his "words and actions could get us accidentally involved in an worldwide conflict" (29 percent disagreed)", the poll said.

"For the most part, honestly, these are really, really dishonest people", Trump said.

American voters disapprove 55 - 40 percent of the way the news media covers Trump, and disapprove 62 - 35 percent of the way the president talks about the media.

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Also included in the poll, half of the voters oppose removing Confederate statues from public spaces, while 39 percent support it. Another 10 percent said of those surveyed said they either did not know or were not certain which option they preferred. Eighty-one percent responded that prejudice against minority groups is either "very serious" or "somewhat serious", and 62% said the same of prejudice toward Jews.

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answers, 64 voters (not percent) say "strong" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of Trump.

US voters trust the news media more than they trust President Donald Trump to tell the truth about important issues, a new Quinnipiac University national poll reveals.

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

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