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Poll: 9 percent of Americans think it's acceptable to have white supremacist views

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist rally, 37 percent of Americans approve of President Trump's job performance while 58 percent disapprove.

When it comes to how Trump responded to the incidents in Charlottesville, just 28 percent approve and 56 percent do not. The poll also found that 9 percent of respondents, the equivalent of 22 million Americans, believe it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views, and 10 percent support the alt-right movement, while 50 percent oppose it. The poll, a random sample of 1,014 adults, was conducted Aug. 16-20 in English and Spanish, on landlines and cell phones. The margin of sampling error is ±3.5 percentage points.