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17% Of Trump Backers Think Neo-Nazi Views Are ‘Acceptable’

After President Trump blamed “both sides” neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, more than one in six of his supporters told pollsters that having white supremacist views is “acceptable.”

According to the ABC News/Washington Post survey, a full 17% of Trump voters characterized neo-Nazi and white supremacist views as “acceptable” – compared to a still-shocking 9% of the overall population and 13% of Republicans.

Since his comments on Charlottesville, the president has been widely blasted as having given cover to the so-called “alt-right,” white nationalists and white supremacists.

The poll showed strong disapproval to his reaction to the events in Charlottesville – with 56% disapproving of his handling of the crisis and 28% approving.

His overall standing in the polls – how many Americans like his job performance – remains fairly static at 37%.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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