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Poll: 34 percent less likely to vote Trump after Khan attacks

One-third of voters are less likely to vote for Donald Trump following his criticisms of the family of a slain Muslim American soldier, according to a new poll released Wednesday. 

{mosads}The Morning Consult Poll found that 34 percent of voters are less likely to vote for Trump after he ripped Khizr Khan, who delivered a powerful rebuke of the Republican presidential nominee last week at the Democratic National Convention.

Trump questioned why Khan’s wife did not speak at the convention, suggesting it had something to do with her being a Muslim. He also claimed he made sacrifices in his business career and said Khan had no right to criticize him.

The poll found 14 percent of voters are more likely to support Trump after his comments, while 41 percent said his behavior has had no impact on their decision. 

Of those surveyed, 28 percent of Republicans said Trump’s comments made it more likely they would support him in November, while 14 percent said they are less likely to. 

Meanwhile, 31 percent of Independents said they are now less likely to vote for Trump, while 9 percent said they are more likely to and the 45 percent who said their opinion hasn’t changed.

And 53 percent of Democrats said they are less likely to support Trump in November, while 6 percent are more likely following his comments on the Khan family. 

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