70 Percent of Democrats Are Increasingly Mad, Lonely, Because of Politics

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Over 70 percent of Democrats say the current state of politics is making them feel angry about America.

The data comes from a poll conducted by SurveyMonkey on behalf of Axios on HBO. These numbers may not be surprising, given that 96 percent of Democrats disapprove of how Trump is handling the presidency, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

But the numbers do illustrate an increasingly contentious and politically divided nation. President Trump has consistently framed Democrats as being angry and unhinged, and in this poll, Democrats say they are becoming increasingly angry over the last five years.

It isn’t just Democrats, either.

57 percent of Republicans also described themselves as angry, and a majority of Americans said they felt like strangers in their own land. Especially amongst politically-engaged Americans, that anger is growing.

83 percent of Americans who discuss politics several times a day said they felt angry at least daily over something they came across in the news.

56 percent of Americans who discuss politics once a week reported feeling the same anger.

Those numbers, according to Axios, illustrate a world where “rage and estrangement” are bipartisan issues that consume anyone who is interested in American politics.

Recently, the “angry” label has been applied to leading presidential candidates in the Democratic primary. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) has taken on fire from fellow Democrats like Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, who both described her as antagonistic or angry. Those attacks caused cries of “sexism,” but a bigger question might be how an angry candidate plays with voters. Warren actually embraced the descriptor, perhaps tapping into the anger many Democrats feel across the country.

“I am angry and I own it,” Warren said in campaign fundraising response to the attacks. “Over and over, we are told that women are not allowed to be angry. It makes us unattractive to powerful men who want us to be quiet.”

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TOM
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I get angry because I read articles such as this.

Michael Meroney
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Mad, lonely, fearful, vindictive, hateful, toxic, racist, socialist, Marxist, whining, vicious, jealous, any others???? Bueller Bueller?

Brenda Gail DeBerry
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I think she is full of it. she does not speak for all women

Bonnie Keever
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Hahahahaha hahahahaha poor babies

Tom Bodine
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And insane, add childish and uninformed and you have the ideologically brainwashed lefties known as Demo-🐀’s.

william jackson
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There is so much liberal MSM & D-RAT candidate ignorance & BS in this article I don’t know where to start. Let’s pick 2 of the more egregious comments contained herein: 1. “…96 percent of Democrats disapprove of how Trump is handling the presidency…” not really sure if this is MSM BS or D-RAT ignorance (it could be a combination of both). The challenge to this comment is a recent statement from the CEO of Chase Bank, Jamie Dimon: “This is the most prosperous economy the world has ever seen.” Who is responsible for crafting this economy? It sure as… Read more »

Ed B
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Ed B

A great time to open such a discussion. Just before the REAL, provable truth hits the fan. I say Go for it!

Probrag
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I’m starting to see more and more fake news coming out of here. So much for independent news reporting!

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