President Donald Trump called for unity at his rally in Reno, Nevada on Wednesday, however, many Americans feel his recent statements have been more divisive than unifying.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll published on Wednesday, 62 percent of voters think Trump is doing more to divide the country. Just 31 percent of respondents say he is doing more to unite the country.
The same poll finds Trump's approval rating dropped from 39 percent last week to 35 percent.
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Trump faced widespread criticism from both sides of the aisle for his controversial statements after last week's violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sixty percent of voters disapproved of the president's response to the events, reports the Quinnipiac survey.
The president blamed "both sides" for the clash that left one woman dead, decrying that the "alt-left" charged toward the neo-Nazi group.
Republican Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake, Orrin Hatch and Todd Young all released statements criticizing Trump's response. "There's no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry. The President of the United States should say so," McCain said in a tweet.
Fifty-nine percent of voters say Trump's decisions and behavior have encouraged white supremacists, while three percent say he has discouraged such groups. Thirty-five percent feel Trump has had no impact on them.
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The poll also finds 63 percent of voters disapprove of the president's handling of race relations.
And an overwhelming 69 percent of voters say Trump should stop tweeting from his personal account.