Divided we stand
Political landscape becoming increasingly polarized
Nearly half of Americans say they care which party controls Congress, according to a new poll reflecting the nation’s increasingly polarized population. The new Gallup survey, conducted about a week before the midterm elections, found that 49 percent of adults care a great deal about the issue, 27 percent care a moderate amount, while 24 percent care little or not at all. Back in 2002, 40 percent of Americans said they cared a great deal about the political balance in Congress.
Here’s the breakdown among several political parties, as well as other groups:<style type="text/css"> </style>