Today's politics are more divisive than ever


We've had a political divide for decades. But it might be more toxic now than it's ever been before.

The new research from Pew shows 91% of you think the political conflicts are either strong or very strong. Gary Polland with the Texas Conservative Review isn't surprised.

"The partisanship has gotten worse and worse. It starts in Washington and comes home to your families," Polland said.

It wasn't like this in 2012 or 2016. So what's the difference between now and then?

"We have the radicalization of the Democratic Party that has happened. It's altered the debate and made it toxic to even listen to what conservatives have to say," Polland explained, adding the mainstream media should play a bigger role in healing the divide.

"The responsibility here goes to the major media. They should be encouraging civil discussion, not telling you not to talk to your neighbors if the don't agree with you."

You can check out the research from Pew HERE.


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