FEAR­ING ‘PO­LIT­I­CAL VI­O­LENCE’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“If there’s one thing Democrats and Repub­li­cans can agree on, it’s that there’s a greater dan­ger of po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence these days,” says a new Ras­mussen Re­ports sur­vey, which finds that 76 per­cent of likely U.S. vot­ers be­lieve this unique, dis­turb­ing threat has def­i­nitely in­creased in re­cent days.

Among both Repub­li­cans and con­ser­va­tives, 74 per­cent agree that “po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence” is on the rise; so do 81 per­cent of Democrats and 83 per­cent of lib­er­als, the poll found. Among the three dozen sep­a­rate de­mo­graph­ics listed in the sur­vey, Democrats and lib­er­als were among the most fear­ful — along with fed­eral em­ploy­ees (81 per­cent), re­tirees (82 per­cent), peo­ple over 65 years old (83 per­cent), and those who “strongly dis­ap­prove of Pres­i­dent Trump” (86 per­cent).

“Many Amer­i­cans think that their No. 1 en­emy is the other po­lit­i­cal party, which is a fact on the left. Scary times,” talk ra­dio host Rush Lim­baugh re­cently told his au­di­ence.

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