Battleground: 7 in 10 say US ‘on edge of civil war’

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Battleground: 7 in 10 say US ‘on edge of civil war’

With the Democrats’ unofficial Antifa militia getting more violent by the day, and liberal demands for gun confiscation getting ever-more strident, more than two thirds of all Americans now believe the country is near to civil war.

Partisan political division and the resulting incivility has reached a low in America, with 67% believing that the nation is nearing civil war, according to a new national survey.

“The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war. That to me is a very pessimistic place,” says Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.

In announcing the results of the institute’s Battleground Poll, he said that the political division is likely to make the upcoming 2020 presidential race the nastiest in modern history.

While it found that 87% are frustrated with the rudeness in politics today, it also revealed that the public really isn’t interested in traditional compromise. For example, a nearly equal 84% said that they are “tired of leaders compromising [their] values and ideals.”

Elleithee explained, “It seems to me what they’re saying is, ‘I believe in common ground, it’s just that common ground is where I’m standing. As soon you move over to where I am, we’ll be on common ground.’”

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