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Fox News poll: Voters think Trump is tearing America apart

President Trump hit a new low in a Fox News poll released Wednesday, with 55 percent of voters disapproving of his job performance versus 41 percent who approve. In April, Trump's approval rating was just 3 points underwater, 45 percent to 48 percent. He has lost the most ground among conservatives (-7 points), Republican men (-9 points), and white voters without a college degree (-9 points). Only 35 percent of voters say they are satisfied with how things are going in the U.S., versus 64 percent who are dissatisfied, and by a wide margin, voters say Trump is "tearing the country apart" (56 percent) rather than "drawing the county together" (33 percent).

Trump's best numbers were on handling the economy (49-43 percent) and his worst were on race relations (33-61 percent). A 56 percent majority of voters say they don't think Trump respects racial minorities, only 35 percent approve of his handling of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, and by a 70-13 percent margin, voters say Trump dislikes the news media more than he dislikes white supremacists. The poll was conducted Aug. 27-29 among 1,006 registered voters, and its margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.