GOP Voters Think Media Is Bigger Threat Than White Supremacists — Fox Poll

Trump's base clearly has reservations about him and those reservations are causing it to deteriorate slowly- albeit

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Almost a third said they agreed with Trump on only a few or no issues. It's when you dig into the details of the Pew poll that it becomes more interesting. Sixty percent disagreed with the president's decision to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

That's according to the latest Fox News Poll.

A new poll on Wednesday from Fox News - the only major news station Trump publicly admires - showed more than half of voters disapproving of his performance and believing he is unraveling the United States.

It also examined how Americans view immigration policy.

Looking at the crosstabs, the president's core supporters - Republicans, conservatives, white evangelical Christians, and whites without college degrees - still see Trump as a uniting force, but across every other constituency, Americans consider the president a source of division.

Brian Rush, a Republican who said he voted for Mr. Trump out of frustration with the status quo in government, said he had grown tired of Mr. Trump's "antics".

Christina Lees, a Republican who leans independent, expressed exasperation with Trump.

Collectively, only a paltry 16 percent of the 1,893 adults surveyed said that they approved of the way he has handled himself in the Oval Office.

The president added that he believed that some participants in the white nationalist rally were only there to protest the removal of Confederate monuments "And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly".

Trump's job approval ratings continue to decline. Words like "strong" and "reliable" came to mind, although one Democratic voter quipped that Kelly's White House job description amounts to a "babysitter". Trump's rhetoric about white supremacists, especially in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, has been far more forgiving.

A quarter of Republicans say the white supremacists were more to blame. (Poll respondents are often tempted to take a more middle-ground position when given three options.) But both show basically the same thing: A huge amount of ambivalence about Trump's behavior, even among his base.

One more fascinating detail worth picking out of the survey. Trump supporters are more likely to call the media a bigger threat at 75%, than Hillary supporters who say white supremacists at 80%.

The number of voters who said they were happy about how the U.S. was going was down 10 percentage points since April at just 35 percent, a 2013 low.

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