Poll: 45 Percent Blame Trump for Political Division

Associated Press

Less than half of American voters, or 45 percent, blame President Donald Trump for the increased political division in the United States, says an April 12-15 poll by Rasmussen.

“Trump political opponents” are blamed by 40 percent, while 16 percent report “something else” or “not sure,” leaving Democrats well short of a Trump-hating majority in the run-up to the 2018 election, said the poll.

The answers show wide gaps in various demographics. For example, 51 percent of women but just 38 percent of men blame Trump. Forty-eight percent of people earning $30,000 to $50,000 blame Trump, but that percentage rises to 58 percent among people who earn above $200,000. When counted by education credentials, 20 percent of high-school graduates and 32 percent of “some college” people blame Trump, but 49 percent of college graduates and 61 percent of people with post-graduate degrees blame Trump.

Similar trends are visible among those who blamed “Trump’s political opponents.”

Fifty percent of men and 31 percent of women, 41 percent of people who earn $30,000 to $100,000 and 36 percent of $200,000-plus earners blame Trump’s opponents. Forty-five percent of high-school graduates but 36 percent of college grads and only 26 percent of post-graduates blame Trump’s opponents.





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