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Americans Feel Political Discourse Has Grown Toxic, Attribute It To POTUS


An overwhelming majority of Americans say political discourse has gotten to be a little too much for them and most of them attribute it to, well, you know who (see chart above), according to findings of a new Pew Research Center study released this morning. 

The study is interesting, because it goes beyond the obvious issues like negativity, division and polarization by focusing on the degree of stress it is causing many Americans, and the fact that they believe it is being caused by the behavior of their political leaders, especially Individual 1, er, I mean, the President. 

While the findings reflect obligatory partisan skews, it’s noteworthy that even high percentages of self-declared Republicans feel the President is making them feel “concerned,” “confused,” “embarrassed,” “exhausted,” “angry,” “insulted,” and “frightened.”

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  1. John Grono from GAP Research, June 19, 2019 at 6:56 p.m.

    Joe it is not just Americans feeling it.

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