New research shows America is more divided than ever


In a time that usually brings the country together, this election process has separated the country in more ways than one. New research i...

In a time that usually brings the country together, this election process has separated the country in more ways than one. New research is coming to light that shows the political parties are in great fear of each other,  as PEW Research finds that "more than 4 in 10 Democrats and Republicans say the other party's policies are so misguided that they pose a threat to the nation". After the election of Republican Donald Trump, many upset Democrats took to the streets to protest; some in a violent matter, throwing rocks through business windows and others arguing with police officers. It is becoming clear that no matter what the outcome of this election would've been, the United States wasn't going to be very united for long.

Stephen Colbert on The Late Show reported November 8th, late night as the polls came to the close and evidently showing a Trump victory, that "more than half of Democrats say the Republican party makes them afraid, while 49% of Republicans say the same thing about the Democratic party". Colbert touched up on the graphic, adding that it seems "both sides are terrified of the other side," and joked "I think that's why the voting booth has a curtain so you have some place to hide when the elections over." Adding that the reason he believes current politics are so "poisonous" is because "we overdosed, especially this year.".

"We drank too much of the poison" Colbert said on The Late Show, "You take some so you can hate the other side, and it tastes kind of good."

Colbert also talked about how as a kid, he was never exposed to politics as much as many Americans are today, adding that how even being exposed to the Watergate scandal involving Richard Nixon wasn't comparable to what the country's citizens face now.

A woman is arrested in the polling area by
police after exposing herself with the words
"Hate out of my polls" on November 8th.
It was not just Colbert who discussed the division the United States has experienced during this election season. Many exit polls show drastic numbers that revealed a very deep picture of a divided country, from a stark difference in beliefs of those who are college educated and those who aren't, those of different genders, and different races. After Trump's victory in an almost landslide fashion, Trump made it a point to talk about his goals to "unify" the country, saying he wants to start with the info-structure of towns and cities and help build the economy from the ground up. Trump also said that he wants to prove to Americans that he will be a good President, and wants citizens to say he "did a good job", and additionally said he plans to do all of this in unison.

However, despite the strong words from the Presidential elect that even many Democrats were impressed with, for others ... it wasn't quite the case. Now, thousands of angry Democrats are taking to the streets in protest, holding signs and banners reading "Not my President. Not Today.". Some of the biggest riots have come from solid Democratic states, such as California where reports of protesters overturning cars and igniting them on fire have drawn heavy police involvement.
A protester faces police the night after Trump is elected.



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New research shows America is more divided than ever
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