* I’ve seen some mentions online of a recent Quinnipiac poll, but not a whole lot of news media coverage, so I wanted to highlight this part here…
In a sharply divided country, Americans agree on this: the bigger danger to the United States comes from within. Seventy-six percent say they think political instability within the country is a bigger danger to the United States compared to the 19 percent who think other countries that are adversaries of the United States are the bigger danger, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll of adults released today.
Democrats say 83 – 13 percent, independents say 78 – 19 percent, and Republicans say 66 – 29 percent that political instability in the U.S. is the bigger danger.
A majority of Americans, 58 – 37 percent, think the nation’s democracy is in danger of collapse.
Republicans say 62 – 36 percent, independents say 57 – 39 percent, and Democrats say 56 – 37 percent they think the nation’s democracy is in danger of collapse.
1,313 U.S. adults nationwide were surveyed from January 7th – 10th with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.
I’ll use the poll’s exact wording for today’s question.
* The Question: Do you think the nation’s democracy is in danger of collapse, or don’t you think so? Take the survey and then explain your answer in comments, please…