Trump Leaves Republican Party in Shambles
In The Daily Beast, Matt Lewis looks at how President Trump has divided the Republican Party. “It’s become a party full of people who see themselves as victims and believe that they are losing what should be their country,” Lewis opines. At The Guardian, Richard Luscombe looks at the immediate impact of Trump’s legacy. “Many party members believe such fractures will be exposed in swing states and across primary elections in the coming months and years, as moderates seek to loosen the influence of Trump and his supporters.” PRRI data shows that 9% of Republicans and 78% of Democrats say that the Republican Party has been taken over by racists.
Brownstein: Trump Leaves America Most Divided Since Civil War
In a recent piece for CNN, Ronald Brownstein uses PRRI data to analyze President Trump’s legacy. According to Brownstein, Trump will leave office with a country that is at its most divided since the Civil War. Brownstein notes how differently the two dominant political parties view one another. “In the Public Religion Research Institute polling, about four-fifths of Democrats say the Republican Party has been taken over by racists, while a virtually identical share of Republicans say the Democratic Party has been taken over by socialists.”