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Politico Poll: Americans Blame Trump and Media for Dividing the Country

Amid the ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and the media, both are being blamed for the toxic political climate by most Americans.

Yet, according to a new poll by Politico/Morning Consult, 56% of Americans say Trump has done more to divide the country. Among them are 88% of Democrats and 54% of independents. Only 30% of Americans say he has done more to unite the country.

However, the media received even worse numbers than the president himself.  Among those polled, 64% of Americans say they have done more to divide the country while only 17% believe they have done more to unite the country. Among the minority are 28% of Democrats, 14% of independents, and only 9% of Republicans.

On the subject of political violence, 58% of Americans believe it’s widespread. And as for who is responsible for the rise of political violence, 36% say Trump, 31% say congressional Democrats, and only 9% say congressional Republicans.

This poll was conducted Oct 25-3o during the bomb scares last week that targeted high profile Democrats and CNN as well as the tragic synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh over the weekend.

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