Jan 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Republicans and Democrats agree — the country is falling apart

Data: Ipsos/Axios poll. Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Ipsos/Axios poll. Chart: Axios Visuals

The two parties agree: In a new Axios-Ipsos poll, fourth-fifths of Americans — both Republicans and Democrats — say America is falling apart.

Why it matters: The question, asked Tuesday and Wednesday, reflects the collision of crises besetting the country — the backdrop of a pandemic, recession, decoupling of red/blue America, and racial injustice and the immediacy of the Capitol insurrection, followed by Impeachment II.

22% of Democrats and 19% of independents — one-fifth of each — say they aren't proud to be an American.

  • 7% of Republicans, and 17% of Americans as a whole, say that.

The bottom line: Something else to agree on ... Both parties say traditional party leaders don't get them.

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