Poll: Majority says Trump's NFL comments were not appropriate
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A solid majority of respondents in a new poll says President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE’s comments about the protests in the NFL are not inappropriate.

While 58 percent of those polled by Quinnipiac University said the president’s remarks are inappropriate, 34 percent said they think his comments were proper.

A majority of respondents, however, still does not approve of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem at football games. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed disapprove of players kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while 43 percent said they approve of the protest.


Trump has argued players who take a knee during the anthem are disrespecting the United States and in September suggested that team owners fire players who choose to kneel. Those comments sparked widespread protests at NFL games across the country.

The Quinnipiac poll of 1,482 voters was conducted from Oct. 5 to 10. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.