Americans can agree that the nation is divided

USA Today
December 20, 2018

With a new divided government about to take charge in Washington, Americans agree that the nation is more divided — and not on much else.

In a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Republicans voters worry that newly empowered congressional Democrats will go too far in investigating Trump and his administration. Democrats worry they won’t go far enough. Republicans want Congress to start the year by reducing illegal immigration and funding Trump’s border wall. Democrats want Congress to begin by addressing health care.

“It’s the framework for gridlock,” says David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, with “passionate partisans disagreeing on virtually every issue.”

Just about everybody does agree on this: By an overwhelming 78 percent-11 percent, those surveyed say the country has become more divided since Trump took office in January 2017, not more united.

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This article was posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

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