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%.
This story "17% Of Trump Backers Think Neo-Nazis Are ‘Acceptable’" was written by Daniel J. Solomon.