Poll: Nearly a third of Americans think a second civil war is imminent

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.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's comment that a lack of "compromise" led to the Civil War has sparked a serious backlash...
Notion that Civil War resulted from a lack of compromise is belied by all the compromises made on enslavement from America's founding.
"Compromise" continued long after Lincoln's death. Compromise of 1877 led to explicit White Supremacist rule in the South for a century.
Shocking that someone charged with defending their country, in some profound way, does not comprehend the country they claim to defend.
It’s irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain sl… https://t.co/Hsbtwltcy7
Dear John Kelly: The United States of America exists because President Lincoln did not compromise. https://t.co/ciEienHASx
John Kelly let Trump ignore the death of a black soldier for 12 days, lied about a black congresswoman, and defended a racist traitor.
We are sick and tired of an America where John Kelly and Stephen Miller can collect WH salaries for emboldening hate groups .
That does it. There’s NO honorable person left in the Trump White House. John Kelly can go f*ck himself. https://t.co/UddtfvQo1B
Well, we now know @JohnKelly is a racist. Don't know why I thought he was righting the ship, but it's clear this ship is iceberg bound.
No need to get in the weeds with John Kelly. He holds a racist view of the civil war and works with a racist by telling lies about blacks.
John Kelly: "The lack of ability to compromise caused the Civil War.” You are not a honorable man & now your racism is in full display!
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