1 in 10 say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views

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1 in 10 say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views

The majority of those surveyed (56 percent) disapproved of US President Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville incident, while 28 percent commended his remarks, the poll showed.

Chris Christie said Monday that President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about "both sides" being to blame for a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "a mistake".

-Forty-five percent of Americans strongly disapprove of how Trump is doing his job, versus 22 percent who strongly approve.

The survey also found that thirty-nine percent of people said the "alt-right", a group defined by a combination of racism, white nationalism and populism, holds white supremacist or neo-Nazi views, while 21 percent believe they do not.

A full 42% of respondents said Trump was putting white supremacists on equal standing with their opponents, while 35% said Trump was not. The Southern Poverty Law Center documented several of the flags present that day, and noted that one of them, the flag of "Kekistan" - a green banner modeled on the Nazi flag with the 4chan symbol in the top left - has become "a kind of tribal marker of the white supremacist movement".

The numbers were largely unchanged from an ABC News/Washington Post poll in July conducted prior to the Charlottesville rally.

-Men are much more likely than women to back Trump: 44 percent of men approve of the job he is doing, just 28 percent of women. At 18 percentage points this is not only the widest of his presidency, but wider than the largest gender gaps recorded for either of his two predecessors.

Only 9percent overall say such views are acceptable. Eight-four percent of Democrats disapprove of Trump's response, while only 9 percent approve.

A majority of Republicans, 62 percent, approved of the president's reaction, and only 19 percent disapproved.

An additional 13 percent of strong Trump supporters have no opinion on whether it's acceptable or not.

The survey was conducted by phone on August 16-20 among 1,014 respondents.

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