Shortly after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) openly worried about America heading to another civil war, a new poll from Rasmussen shows that 31% of Americans share his fears.
“31% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it’s Very Likely,” reports Rasmussen. “Online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but that includes only 29% who say it’s Not At All Likely.”
Oddly, a plurality of those who believe a civil war could be pending are Democrats (37%) while 32% are Republicans. Another 26% are Independents.
The poll comes at a moment when rhetoric from the Left has reached its nadir in response to the border crisis. Frequently, terms like “Nazi,” “holocaust,” and “internment camps” are thrown about flippantly, often without the slightest hesitation or understanding of historical context. Beyond rhetoric, at least two Trump administration officials have been publicly heckled at restaurants, which the Left has only celebrated. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) capitalized on this by openly calling for the harassment of Trump admin officials.
“59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned,” reports Rasmussen. “This compares to 53% and 28% respectively in the spring of Obama’s second year in office. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, including 16% who are Not At All Concerned.”
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 21 and 24, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports.