Trump Looks To Unite The Nation — Majority Of Americans Say It’s Too Late

The White House says it is considering a Trump speech on race to “unite the nation.” We won’t hold our breath. And an overwhelming majority of Americans know better—new polls show that Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of race relations and think he’s only made things worse.

67% of Americans say Trump has increased racial tensions.

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: “Overall, 67% said Trump has mostly increased racial tensions, including 92% of Democrats, 73% of independents, 88% of Africans Americans and 63% of whites. Just 18% said he has decreased tensions, including 41% of Republicans. In fact, almost 6 in 10 Republicans believe he has either increased tensions (29%) or are not sure (30%). That’s a finding the pollsters see as significant given how in lockstep Republicans have been with Trump on nearly everything.”

A vast majority disapprove of Trump’s handling of race relations.

CNN Poll: “The poll finds the public broadly disapproves of Trump’s handling of race relations (63% disapprove), and 65% say the President’s response to recent protests has been more harmful than helpful.”

CBS: “Even fewer approve of his handling of race relations specifically, at 33%.”

80% of Americans think things are out of control, and most Americans don’t think Trump will be able to unite the nation.

NBC News/WSJ Poll: “Eight out of 10 voters believe that things are out of control in the United States, with majorities still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, pessimistic about the economy’s returning to normal before next year and down on President Donald Trump’s ability to unite the nation.”