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AP-NORC Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Americans say Trump a racist

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016 file photo, Jerry Lambert, left, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Asa Khalif with Black Lives Matter scuffle, after Khalif took Lambert's sign, outside the location where Trump was to meet with African American business and civic leaders in Philadelphia. A poll shows just over half of Americans think that black people face hurdles to progress in the United States. The new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, also found that nearly half, including three-quarters of African Americans themselves, think President Donald Trump's policies are making matters worse. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 28, 2018 - 9:33 PM

WASHINGTON - Large numbers of Americans say they think President Donald Trump's policies have made things worse for African-Americans, Hispanics and Muslims. And more than half say the president himself is a racist.

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 57 per cent of Americans think Trump's policies have been bad for Muslims, and 56 per cent think they've been bad for Hispanics. Forty-seven per cent, including three-quarters of blacks, think they've been bad for African-Americans.

Fifty-seven per cent of all adults say they think Trump is a racist. The poll finds that 85 per cent of Democrats consider Trump racist, but just 21 per cent of Republicans agree.

Trump has rejected accusations of racism, telling reporters at one point, "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed."

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