64% of Americans fear political violence will INCREASE, both parties view the other side as enemies and the majority believe democracy is eroding, new polls show
- In January 2021, 51% feared an increase in political violence
- A majority of 54% believe the US will become less democratic
- The findings come days after President Joe Biden slammed MAGA as an “extremist” movement, which he described as a threat to democracy itself
- A man was shot dead while attacking the FBI field office after the Mar-a-Lago office was raided
- On Saturday, Donald Trump called Joe Biden a “public enemy”
A sizable majority of Americans fear political violence will increase in the future — and at a higher percentage than last year, according to a new poll.
A total of 64 percent of Americans now fear an increase in political violence, up 13 percentage points from January 2021, the month of the Capitol riots.
It’s also higher than in December 2021, when 57 percent of Americans feared a spike, according to a new CBS poll.
In recent months there have been a series of January 6 House Select Committee disclosures, along with convictions and trials for several January 6 defendants.
Last week, a former New York City Police Department officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking part in the riot and assaulting a Capitol police officer.
A total of 64 percent of Americans now fear an increase in political violence. In January 2021, the month of the Capitol riots, it was 51 percent
According to a CBS News poll, 64% of Americans fear political violence will increase
Following the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the potential for political violence has again come into focus.
Some Trump supporters brandished violent threats online, and a gunman was killed days after the search while attempting to attack an FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio.
80 percent of Americans now say the nation is more divided than their parents’ generation.
A man was shot dead trying to attack the FBI’s Cincinnati field office
Authorities stand outside Mar-a-Lago, the residence of former President Donald Trump, during the FBI search
FBI raid in Mar-a-Lago sparked online threats from Trump supporters
President Joe Biden, in a prime-time speech, called MAGA “extremists” a threat to democracy itself
A majority of 54 percent believe the US will become less democratic than it is today.
The findings come days after President Joe Biden slammed MAGA as an “extremist” movement, which he described as a threat to democracy itself.
On Saturday, former President Donald Trump called President Joe Biden an “enemy of the state” at a campaign event.
“He’s an enemy of the state, you want to know the truth,” Trump told a crowd in Pennsylvania.
Among Republicans, 51 percent see Democrats as the political opposition, while almost 49 percent see them as enemies. Among Democrats, 53 percent view Republicans as the political opposition, compared to 47 percent who see them as enemies.
Last week, a new Economist-YouGov poll found that more than 40 percent of Americans believe the country is headed for civil war within the next 10 years.
Overall, 43 percent of adults believe the nation will wage civil war within the next 10 years, and 35 percent believe civil war is not very likely or not at all likely, while 22 percent answered “not sure,” according to the poll.
Self-proclaimed “Strong Republicans” are most likely to believe the nation is headed for a bloody battle — 21 percent believe civil war is “very likely” in the next 10 years, while 33 percent believe it’s quite likely.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11181455/64-Americans-fear-political-violence-INCREASE.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 64% of Americans fear political violence will INCREASE