There is too much prejudice in the nation today, 55 percent of American voters say, while 40 percent say there is too much political correctness, the widest margin for prejudice since the question first was asked in June 2016. A woman was killed after a follower of the so-called alt-right groups drove his auto into a crowd.
Trump and the GOP's challenge is to make it clear they reject the hate groups, Graham said.
Are racial tensions on the rise in America?
The poll found United States 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. However, opinion surveys have shown there is no broad support for such measures.
Also included in the poll, half of the voters oppose removing Confederate statues from public spaces, while 39 percent support it. Just 38 per cent said they would choose a Republican. Eighty-one percent responded that prejudice against minority groups is either "very serious" or "somewhat serious", and 62% said the same of prejudice toward Jews.
However, an even larger number of voters - 62 percent - said they disapprove of Trump's corrosive and angry comments about reporters and their employers.
Trump has popularized use of the term "fake news" to criticize news media and reporters that he contends treat him unfairly. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said they agree with Trump on such issues.
The portion of voters with a favorable view of Trump - 41 percent, compared to 56 percent with an unfavorable view - was higher in the poll than for both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, with 36 percent and 19 percent respectively viewing them favorably. Ten percent of survey respondents said they did not know whether to trust Trump or the news media.
The survey was conducted from August 13 to 17 and polled 1,000 registered voters.