Rough and tumble

If you think Washington politics are getting nastier, you’re not alone

Americans noted a sharp increase in incivility between Republicans and Democrats at Capitol Hill in the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency, as compared with the same time period following Barack Obama’s election eight years earlier. According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, an overwhelming majority of respondents (70 percent) believe the political discord in Washington has gotten worse. (In 2009, a few months into Obama’s first term, 35 percent of those polled said civility had declined, according to pollster Gallup.) Here are the full results from respondents when asked about the “overall tone and level of civility” between the two parties.