More voters blame President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE than Democrats for the lack of civility in politics, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
The survey found that 91 percent of Americans say the lack of civility in politics is a serious problem, with 47 percent of respondents saying Trump is responsible for that. Thirty-seven percent pointed the finger at Democrats.
Additionally, 55 percent of adults said Trump's rhetoric has emboldened people who hold racist views to publicly express those beliefs.
The poll was conducted June 27–July 1 among a group of 1,020 voters. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.
The survey comes as debates around the role of civility in politics escalate. In June, after several members of the Trump administration were confronted by protesters at restaurants, Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Arizona recount to show Trump's loss by even wider margin Biden criticizes treatment of Haitians as 'embarrassment' The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio MORE (D-Calif.) called for a continuation of public confrontations.
Her remarks drew criticism from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Trump falsely claiming that Waters was urging people to harm his supporters.
Waters said she was forced to cancel two public events last week due to a death threat. But at an immigration rally in Los Angeles over the weekend, she said she had a message for anyone who is considering hurting her.
“All I have to say is this, if you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal,” Waters said.