On Politics With Lisa Lerer: On To November

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The headlines after Election Day were bleak: “Voters are angry and divided;” “divisions are only growing wider;” and the brutal pronouncement that “America is in a cold civil war.”

We are a country increasingly split along partisan lines — where we like to live, what TV we watch, who we want our children to marry, even what we eat.

A poll conducted in September by the Simon Wiesenthal Center found that while nearly half of Americans said they were talking about politics more than a couple years ago, a whopping 72 percent said they found it “harder than ever” to talk about the subject with people holding different views. Twenty-seven percent said they’d lost friends because of political disagreements.

Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/us/politics/on-politics-trump-division.html