In the final stretch of the presidential race, Republican candidate Donald Trump has proven to be the worst on race.
Trump is often accused of racism by other Republicans, who have accused him of making racist remarks, including when he referred to a black protester, Michael Brown, as a “son of a bitch.”
But in a new Fox News poll, nearly three-quarters of voters say Trump’s statements have caused them to feel alienated from their party and hurt their feelings about race relations.
The poll also shows a growing number of Republicans believe Trump is unfairly being treated unfairly because of his past.
“His statements, especially in the wake of the election, have created a toxic environment for many Republicans who feel alienated by their party,” the pollster said.
“Trump’s negative comments about black Americans and the Black Lives Matter movement have been widely perceived as racially charged and insensitive, but his own statements, including his criticism of the media, are considered offensive and insulting by a majority of voters.”
Trump has been the front-runner for months.
And while his campaign has faced criticism for comments he has made about African Americans, his support among African American voters is far from clear.
A CNN/ORC poll published on Wednesday found Trump had support from 53 percent of African Americans and 37 percent of whites.
And a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Wednesday showed Trump’s support among whites was down from 62 percent in April to 57 percent.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll of African American registered voters released on Tuesday found Trump was supported by only 46 percent of those voters.
And on Thursday, an Associated Press/GfK poll found Trump at 46 percent among African Americans.
The Republican nominee also trails Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a number of key battleground states, including Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.
Trump’s struggles with African Americans have made it increasingly difficult for him to expand his coalition.
His support among white voters has fallen, as well, with the president having a slight edge over Clinton in the state of New Hampshire, according to the poll.
The president’s low popularity with African American Americans is partly attributable to the controversy over his comments about Brown.
But he has also had to contend with a barrage of racially charged attacks on him from his Republican rivals, including Trump’s remarks about the media.
The race is now at a critical point in the presidential campaign, with a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll out Thursday showing that Trump leads among all voters in Florida, where he has a 5-point lead.
But the president’s overall numbers have improved over the last two weeks, as voters’ perceptions of him have become more positive.
And as the election nears, Trump is still struggling to expand the party’s base.
His standing among the party base is at a historic low, and he continues to face criticism for his remarks about minorities.
The NBC/WSJ/Marism poll found that a majority (53 percent) of voters said they felt Trump was unfairly being attacked.
That includes nearly two-thirds (66 percent) who said Trump has not responded well to criticism of his comments.
A similar percentage said Trump’s comments about blacks had caused them pain, and half (50 percent) said they had not felt a need to take action.
“The Trump campaign has taken an unusual approach to dealing with race issues.
It has not been able to change the narrative about Trump’s campaign and the racist remarks he has said about African American men and women,” the CNN pollster added.
The survey of 1,001 adults was conducted from May 8 to May 12, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.