Poll: Fewer people support Trump's involvement in NFL anthem protests

More Americans believe President Trump should refrain from weighing in on the NFL player protests, according to a new poll released Thursday.

A Seton Hall Sports Poll conducted earlier this week showed 71% of those surveyed feel Trump should avoid commenting on the NFL player protests meant to raise awareness of police brutality and other issues of racial inequality. Meanwhile, just 23% of respondents said they wanted Trump to continue to offer opinions on the issue – a drop from 37% when the survey was conducted last month.

“That represents a rather dramatic decline in just 30 days regarding the President’s personal involvement,” Rick Gentile, the director of Seton Hall University Sports Poll, said in a statement.

The poll, conducted by phone between Monday and Wednesday, included 719 respondents and had a margin of error of 3.7%.