Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil

CBS News
June 20, 2017

Members of Congress are getting positive ratings for the way they responded to the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, last week. 

President Trump gets slightly lower — though still net positive — evaluations for his response to the attack, partly because Democrats are less likely to approve of his handling than of Congress’. Fifty-three percent of Americans approved of Congress’ response, and 29 percent disapproved, while 46 percent approved of President Trump’s response, and 36 percent disapproved.

These views are largely the same across ideologies, too, as about two-thirds of liberals, conservatives and even more moderates feel things have gotten worse.

Three-quarters of Americans feel the current tone of politics and debate is encouraging violence among some people; Democrats are especially likely to say so. About a third of Americans consider the recent shooting of a Congressman and others a terrorist attack.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:26 am





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