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67% of Republicans Approve of Trump's Handling of 'Domestic Terrorism' in Charlottesville

67% of Republicans Approve of Trump's Handling of 'Domestic Terrorism' in Charlottesville

The poll, conducted through and after Trump defended Tuesday his initial failure to specifically denounce neo-Nazi groups for their role in the attack, found rising disapproval of the president's response.

In a Quinnipiac University survey, US voters said they did not have confidence in Trump to handle the situation by by 56 percent to 42 percent.

On Tuesday, speaking spontaneously, Trump declared: "I think there is blame on both sides".

Fifty-two percent of respondents in the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll said Trump's response should have been stronger, while 27 percent said it was strong enough.

The jump in support for impeachment since Trump's first month in office is attributable to increased opposition to the president from Democrats and independents.

However, President Donald Trump's response is divisive.

Among Clinton voters, only 1 percent said the white nationalists were mostly right, 11 percent said they went too far, but they have a point and 82 percent said they were mostly wrong.

Nearly three-quarters of Democrats, 72 percent, said they wanted to see Trump booted out of office, along with 38 percent of independents.

The survey found that 40 percent of Americans - including almost three-quarters of Democrats but just seven percent of Republicans - back impeaching the president and removing him from office.

Two out of three Republicans support President Trump's handling of the Charlottesville domestic terror attack as well as his placing blame "on both sides".

Opinions on this point were pretty much similar across the political divide, with majority of both Republicans and and independents supporting military action.

Polling numbers indicated that the public remains uneasy about Trump's ability to handle the North Korea situation - 59% said they are uneasy about his ability to do so, while 38% said they have confidence.

Note that the CBS graphic says that the sample for this was from "Aug 15-16", with a ±4% margin of error.

The national survey was conducted starting Monday night, before Trump's Tuesday news conference, and completed after the President's incendiary outburst.

The poll was conducted August 14 through August 15, and a total of 1,125 Americans responded to the questions over the phone. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request.