U.S. media dishonest, lobbying tool, says Donald Trump

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The poll comes amid a rocky August for the president, who has faced criticism for his response after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead.

The poll, which you can view in its entirety here, shows 59 percent of voters believe Trump is encouraging white supremacist groups, and 64 percent believe those groups pose a threat to the country.

American voters disapprove by 55% of the way the news media covers Mr Trump, and disapprove by 62% of the way the president talks about the media. Twenty-nine percent, however, disagreed with this statement.

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The surveys are set to be mailed to registered voters on September 12, with the results to be released on November 15. In the last federal election, more than 250,000 people aged between 18 and 24 were missing from the electoral roll.

The poll found U.S. voters were more pleased with the way Trump is handling the economy, with 50 percent approval, but foreign affairs were negative areas for Trump with 53 percent disapproval for how the North Korea situation is being handled.

Still, 50 percent approved of Trump's handling of the economy, while 46 percent disapproved.

In a poll earlier this week by USA public radio and television networks and Marist University, 62 percent of respondents said the statues should not be removed. "The only people giving a platform to these hate groups is the media itself and the fake news", he said and added that had it not been for the social media, where he is very active, he would not have been in the White House.

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According to the poll, voters trust the media more than Trump 54 - 36 percent "to tell you the truth about important issues".

However, an even larger number of voters - 62 percent - said they disapprove of Trump's corrosive and angry comments about reporters and their employers.

The poll surveyed 1،009 registered voters nationwide between August 13 and August 17.

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In an open-ended question, allowing for any answers, 64 voters (not percent) say "strong" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of Trump.

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