Poll: 56 percent say telling minorities to 'go back' is racist
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A majority of voters said in a new poll that telling people of color to "go back" to their countries is racist following President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE's comments targeting four minority congresswomen. 

The Fox News poll released Wednesday found that 56 percent of respondents believe telling people of color to "go back" is racist, while 23 percent said it is not and 18 percent said it depends.  

A majority, 63 percent, also said that Trump's tweets about the progressive congresswomen crossed the line, while 27 percent found them to be an acceptable political attack. A significant number of Republicans, 33 percent, joined 88 percent of Democrats in saying the tweets crossed the line.

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Most voters disapprove of how the president handles race relations, with 32 percent approving and 57 percent disapproving. The 25-point gap is only slightly higher than the 22-point gap on the issue in an October poll. 

Fifty-seven percent, including 73 percent of nonwhite respondents, also said they do not believe Trump respects racial minorities. 

Researchers surveyed 1,004 registered voters July 21-23. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. 

The poll follows Trump's attacks on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOcasio-Cortez mourns Cummings: 'A devastating loss for our country' Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings Omar endorses Sanders presidential bid MORE (D-Mass.), in which he suggested they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Three of the lawmakers were born in the U.S. and one, Omar, came to the U.S. as a refugee. All are U.S. citizens. 

The House voted largely along party lines to condemn the tweets as racist, with a handful of Republicans and an Independent joining Democrats in the rebuke.