Poll: Americans are split over the NFL’s decision on anthem protests

In a new HuffPost/YouGov survey, 41 percent of Americans say that teams should be fined if their players kneel in protest, while 44 percent say they should not. The rest aren’t sure.

Views are divided along racial lines: half of white Americans but just 13 percent of black Americans approve of the fines. But the divide along political lines is even starker, with 81 percent of Donald Trump voters and just 12 percent of those who backed Hillary Clinton supporting fines levied against the teams…

Americans say, 49 percent to 35 percent, that it’s inappropriate for NFL players to kneel, largely unchanged from the 48/36 split on the issue in September of last year. Trump voters remain almost universal in condemnation of the protests, with 92 percent considering them inappropriate. Just 17 percent of Clinton voters and 44 percent of nonvoters say the same.