Poll: Trump’s approval rating dips below 40% for first time after Charlottesville

Public opinion on the president’s reaction was split along partisan lines, with 37 percent of registered voters — including two-thirds of Republicans — saying his remarks were either very or somewhat appropriate, while 46 percent found them very or somewhat inappropriate (including 70 percent of Democrats).

A plurality of voters (43 percent) blamed the white nationalists for the violence, with 36 percent saying the counter-protesters shared the blame and 9 percent saying they were mostly at fault. Democrats (64 percent) were by far the most likely to fault the white nationalists, while a majority of Republicans (54 percent) blamed both sides equally. Independents were split, with 39 percent blaming the white nationalists and 37 percent saying both sides were at fault.