Poll: Most say racial discrimination a ‘serious’ problem

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Most Americans view racial discrimination against blacks as a serious problem, according to a new poll Tuesday.

Fifty-two percent said the issue is an “extremely” or “very serious” challenge, an NBC News/Survey Monkey poll found.

{mosads}Forty-five percent of respondents said they approve of the Black Lives Matter movement, while 42 percent said they do not.

Fifty-three percent said they are confident in President Obama’s ability to tackle race relations going forward.

And 47 percent say the same of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, while 51 percent think she is not up to the task.

Thirty-nine percent are confident Donald Trump, Clinton’s Republican counterpart, can handle race relations, while 60 percent are not.

NBC News/Survey Monkey conducted its poll of 7,869 adults who say they are registered to vote via online interviews from July 4 to 10. It has a 1.4 percentage point margin of error.


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