Seventy-six percent of respondents to the poll said they believed U.S. political instability was more dangerous than foreign threats.
Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they believed American democracy was in danger of collapsing; 37 percent disagreed.
Meanwhile, 53% said they expected the country’s political divisions to worsen during their lifetime. The data comes as a Biden administration comes to power on promises of political compromise and healing.
The Democratic-led administration has so far found it difficult to reach consensus or compromise on a number of important issues, from the desirability of masks and vaccine mandates to soaring inflation, from supply chain gaps to funding for social services, from ties with Russia and China Migrants clashing to the southern border surged. Democrats’ push for electoral reform remains a divisive issue that has shackled much of Biden’s agenda.
As for whether there will be another shock to Congress like the one on January 6, 2021, 53% of respondents said it is very likely or somewhat likely.
A select committee of the House of Representatives is investigating the January 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol, and 61 percent of respondents said they supported the inquiry, with 83 percent of Democrats in favor and 60 percent of Republicans opposed.
The poll also brought bad news for President Biden, with only 33% of respondents saying they approve of the work Biden is doing, 53% saying they don’t and 13% saying they have no opinion.
Biden’s job approval rating was 38 percent in a Quinnipiac poll in November.
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