This article by Laura Santhanam is published by PBS News Hour. Here is an excerpt:
An overwhelming majority of Americans agree the nation’s democracy is in trouble, but Democrats and Republicans seem to be living in two separate realities when it comes to what — and who — is putting the country at risk, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults say the future of U.S. democracy is under threat, a sentiment shared by most Republicans, Democrats and independents. But when they were asked which party poses the bigger risk, it was a statistical tie between people who said the Democratic Party (42 percent) and the Republican Party (41 percent). An additional 8 percent of Americans blame both parties for playing a role.
“We have one point of bipartisan agreement that the ship is sinking,” said Edward Foley, who directs the election law program at Ohio State University. “But the problem is that each side blames the other for the ship sinking.”
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