Poll: Majority says Trump not 'fit to serve as president'

A majority of Americans, including most independent voters, say President Trump is unfit for office, according to a new poll.

Survey results released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show that just over half of American voters say that Trump is "not fit" for the office of the presidency. That number includes 57 percent of independents and 94 percent of Democrats.

A wide majority of Republicans surveyed, 84 percent, said that Trump is fit for office.


Responses were divided evenly among men, 49 percent to 49 percent, while 63 percent of women said Trump is unfit for the presidency. A small percentage of people declined to answer or said they were undecided. 

The divisions over Trump's job performance on race relations are stark in the poll. Ninety-four percent of African-Americans surveyed disapproved of Trump's handling of race relations as president, compared to 66 percent of Hispanics who said the same.

White voters disapprove by a slimmer margin, with 55 percent disapproval compared to 39 percent approval.

Trump faced heavy criticism last month for his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., that left one dead and dozens injured. In his response to the attack, Trump blamed "many sides" for the violence that occurred at the “Unite the Right” rally.

Six in ten Americans say Trump is doing more to divide the country than bring it together. Just over half, 51 percent, said they are "embarrassed" by Trump's presidency.

Quinnipiac University polled 1,412 voters nationwide between Sept. 21-26. The poll carries a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.