U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High


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With an 89 percent approval ranking from Republicans and 7 percent approval score from Democrats, President Trump has set a brand-new high for partisan divide in 2019 with an 82- point gap between Republican politician and Democrat approval, according to Gallup.

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The brand-new record in polarization beats Trump’s 2018 partisan approval gap by 3 points, with other scores from previous President Obama’s 2012 and 2016 years and George W. Bush in 2004 rounding out the leading 5.

There’s no question Trump’s latest partisan divide is significantly affected by his continuous impeachment trial, which started in the Senate on Tuesday. Those in favor of impeaching Trump fall nearly precisely in line with his approval rankings, with 89 percent of Democrats and just 8 percent of Republicans believing he ought to be eliminated from workplace, according to a current CNN survey.

Barack Obama balanced 13 percent among Republicans, making him the first to average under 20 percent. Now, Donald Trump has actually averaged just under 8 percent amongst Democrats in his very first three years, which would make him the very first president under 10 percent approval ranking with the opposition party.

As Jonathan Turley notes, this leaves us in really uncharted territory that defies conventional political analysis. That might be the most long lasting tradition of this president in reframing our political equations and understandings.

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