It’s getting dicey out there, guys -- and it looks like both sides of the political fence are concerned.
According to a new Rasmussen poll, a full 61 percent of American voters think there’s at least some chance of a civil war breaking out over the next five years – and most people think the left will start it.
In fact, 31 percent of likely voters say the U.S. is likely to experience a second civil war over the next five years, with about one in 10 saying it’s “very likely.”
Thankfully, 59 percent say a civil war isn’t very likely – but only 29 percent say it definitely won’t happen at all.
For my fellow math-impaired friends, that's about three in five voters who say there's at least some chance of a civil war in the next half a decade.
And the concern over an internal feud extends to both sides of the political aisle. Democrats are apparently more worried about a civil war than Republicans – but only by a little bit. Rasmussen reports 37 percent of Democrats say they’re worried about a conflict, compared with 32 percent of Republicans.
While 53 percent say those critical of the media’s coverage of Trump are likely to start swinging, a full 59 percent of respondents said they think anti-Trumpers will end up resorting to violence. On top of that, Rasmussen adds that “Most voters across the partisan spectrum are concerned about political violence from those opposed to Trump’s policies."
So while demagogues like Rep. Maxine Waters may encourage the open harassment of political opponents as a way to gin up votes and solidify her base, it seems most Americans don’t see an all-out war as totally implausible.