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.