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Americans increasingly see opposing party as 'threat' to nation
Americans increasingly see opposing party as 'threat' to nation

More than one-third of Republicans and just over a quarter of Democrats see the other party as a “threat to the nation’s well-being,” reflecting a widening partisan division in the country that has congealed into animosity and distrust. Through two decades of political battling across the presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the ideological divisions among Americans have deepened. The percentage of Americans who hold consistently liberal or conservative views has sharply increased, and the antipathy between the two groups has shot upward. Among those with a high level of political engagement – consistently voting in elections and...

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