When it comes to strictly Trump voters, though, a staggering 45 percent said it was white people who faced the most discrimination - with 17 percent saying Native Americans, 16 percent saying African Americans, and five percent saying Latino Americans.
In the survey, voters were more likely to say interracial relations worsened under Trump (59 percent) than under Obama (40 percent), while a plurality (38 percent) said they stayed about the same while Bill Clinton was president and a majority (52 percent) took that view of George W. Bush's presidency.
The Quinnipiac University Poll reported 62 percent of the voters it surveyed felt that Trump is increasing divisions in the country; 31 percent said they felt the opposite.
Ten percent of survey respondents said they did not know whether to trust Trump or the news media. About 11 percent agree with the Trump's sentiment that it's possible for white supremacists and neo-Nazis to be "very fine people".
A 54 percent majority of Republicans in the poll agreed that both sides were to blame for the violence compared to 64 percent of Democrats who blamed white nationalists.
The white supremacist rally was held to protest a proposal to remove a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee who fought for the rights of the southern states to keep slaves. The president has said on several occasions that he condemns white-supremacist groups and believes all racist sentiment is "evil", but his own recounting of his words has omitted controversial phrases that aroused the most opposition - that "both sides" were responsible, or, as he said after the fatal hit-and-run auto attack a day later, that "many sides" were involved.
"One word - Charlottesville", Malloy said. A mere 10 percent object to the monuments, but it should be said that the spread places this as one of the most unified issues among Trump supporters to date.
"I really think they don't like our country".
It has been more than two years since Donald Trump first descended the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president, but that doesn't mean the majority of Americans are any closer to understanding the mentality of his diehard supporters.
The survey also finds that 39 percent of respondents support Confederate monuments, compared to 34 percent who oppose them.
And the three key states he often boasts about winning - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and MI - have seen his popularity fall below 40 percent too. The margin of error is 3.3 percent. Fifty-two percent say Trump doesn't care about people like them.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll of 1,987 registered voters was conducted from August 17 through August 19, tracking reaction to three separate statements and press conferences the president held to explain his position on the Charlottesville rally.