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CBS NEWS POLL

Americans Call Charlottesville Attack “Domestic Terrorism”; Partisans Split Over President’s Response
August 14-16, 2017

Q4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump has handled the response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia?

*** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***
Total Reps Dems Inds
% % % %
Approve 34 67 10 32
Disapprove 55 22 82 53
Don't know/No answer 12 11 8 15

Q5. Do you think Donald Trump’s statements on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia have gone too far, haven’t gone far enough, or
have been about right?

Went too far 20 10 34 15
Didn't go far enough 35 20 47 35
About right 31 60 9 32
Don't know/No answer 14 11 11 18

Q5a. As you may know, on Monday, Donald Trump clarified his statements on the events in Charlottesville Saturday, and he
explicitly criticized racist groups and violence. Do you feel it was necessary for Donald Trump to make additional statements on
Monday, or was that not necessary?

Necessary 55 50 57 57
Not necessary 36 40 35 34
Don't know/No answer 9 10 8 9

Q6. From what you have heard or read, do you consider the attack that led to injuries and loss of life in Charlottesville to be an act of
domestic terrorism, or not?

Yes, act of domestic terrorism 63 51 73 63
No, not act of domestic terrorism 27 38 20 27
Don't know/No answer 9 11 7 10

Q6a. When you hear Donald Trump talk about the events in Charlottesville and who he thinks is to blame, do you feel he describes
things accurately, or not accurately?

ASKED IF INTERVIEWED AFTER 6 PM 8/15
Accurately 35 68 10 34
Not accurately 55 21 83 53
Don't know/No answer 10 11 7 12
Q7. How much does Donald Trump’s handling of issues on race and race relations matter to you? A lot, some, not much, or not at
all?

*** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***
A lot 64 52 74 64
Some 18 29 11 18
Not much 8 9 7 7
Not at all 8 8 7 9
Don't know/No answer 1 1 1 2

Q8. So far, do you think the policies of the Trump Administration have encouraged racial unity in the U.S., have encouraged racial
division in the U.S., or have they not had much of an effect either way?

Encouraged racial unity 12 25 3 11
Encouraged racial division 44 15 70 43
Not much effect 39 56 24 40
Don't know/No answer 5 4 4 7

Unweighted Weighted
Total Respondents 1,223

Total Republicans 288 290
Total Democrats 357 382
Total Independents 578 550