This Is the One Thing Democrats and Republicans Actually Agree On

March 30, 2017, 2:08 PM UTC
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While politics may seem more polarizing than ever, there is at least one thing Republicans and Democrats actually agree on — that there is a deep divide within both parties, according to a new poll.

A whopping 75% of Republicans surveyed said their party is divided, while only 24% think that it’s united, according to the NBC News and Survey Monkey poll. As for Democrats, more than half (58%) think their party is fractured, though 40% think there is still common ground.

The poll surveyed 7,832 adults in the United States and was conducted from March 24 to March 28 — just after the House vote for the Republican health care bill was put on hold, according to CNBC.

As for when or if their parties will ever unite again, about 51% of Republicans were optimistic that the party would come together before next year’s midterm elections. Their Democratic counterparts were less hopeful about their own party. According to the poll, only 38% thought the party would be united by the midterm elections and 20% said the division would continue through 2018.

To see they study’s full results, click here.

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