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U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High
01-25-2020, 07:59 AM,
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U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High
U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High

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<div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With an 89 percent approval rating from Republicans and 7 percent approval rating from Democrats, <strong>President Trump has set a new high for partisan divide in 2019 with an 82-point gap</strong> between Republican and Democrat approval, according to Gallup.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.statista.com/chart/20576/trump-record-high-polarization/" title="Infographic: U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High | Statista"><img alt="Infographic: U.S. Presidential Partisan Divide Hits Record High | Statista" height="500" src="https://cdn.statcdn.com/Infographic/images/normal/20576.jpeg" style="max-width: 960px;" width="500" /></a></p>

<p><em>You will find more infographics at <a href="https://www.statista.com/chartoftheday/">Statista</a></em></p>

<p><strong>The new record in polarization beats Trump’s 2018 partisan approval gap by three points</strong>, with other scores from former President Obama’s 2012 and 2016 years and George W. Bush in 2004 rounding out the top five.</p>

<p><strong>There’s no question <a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/3501/the-trump-administration/">Trump’s latest partisan divide</a> is greatly influenced by his ongoing impeachment trial, which began in the Senate on Tuesday.</strong> Those in favor of impeaching Trump fall almost exactly in line with his approval ratings, with 89 percent of Democrats and only 8 percent of Republicans believing he should be removed from office, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/politics/cnn-poll-trump-impeachment/index.html">according to a recent CNN poll.</a></p>

<p><strong>The approval rating divide highlights a decades-long trend in <a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/5701/political-division-in-the-united-states/">increasing polarization.</a></strong> George W. Bush and Bill Clinton each averaged approval ratings from the opposite party of 23 percent and 27 percent, respectively, which were both the first time in modern history a president had under 30 percent. Barack Obama averaged 13 percent among Republicans, making him the first to average under 20 percent. <strong>Now, Donald Trump has averaged just under 8 percent among Democrats in his first three years, which would make him the first president under 10 percent approval rating with the opposition party.</strong></p>

<p><a href="https://jonathanturley.org/2020/01/22/a-nation-divided-a-new-poll-shows-deep-and-widening-split-over-trump/">As Jonathan Turley notes,</a> this leaves us in <strong>truly uncharted territory</strong> that defies conventional political analysis. Indeed, that may be the most lasting legacy of this president in reframing our political equations and understandings.</p>
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