FEARING ‘POLITICAL VIOLENCE’
“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.