Are we in for a second civil war?
A new poll finds many voters seem to think it’s possible as the political tug of war between Democrats and Republicans grows ever nastier, and images continue to pour in of a crisis at the border.
Thirty-one percent of respondents tell Rasmussen Reports they think "it's likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years."
Thirty-seven percent of Democrats are fearful that a second civil war is at hand. Republicans less so, at 32 percent.
But whether the political fist shaking culminates to war or not, 59 percent of respondents are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence. That’s compared to 53 percent during the spring of President Obama’s second year in office.
We’ve already seen plenty of violent outbursts between the two sides, from President Trump’s rallies as a candidate, to the violence in Charlottesville. And just days before this poll’s release, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant because she works for Trump.