This identity-based polarization threatens to make politics “less about what the government should do and more about what it means to be an American,” write John Sides, [UCI Associate Professor] Michael Tesler and Lynn Vavreck in their book, “Identity Crisis.” And while President Trump did not precipitate this shift, he exploits and reinforces it with racist and xenophobic rhetoric. 

For the full story, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/08/opinion/sunday/party-polarization-quiz.html.

 

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