According to a new Washington Post-ABC news poll, around 90 percent of Americans are concerned about the increased levels of political violence.
The poll numbers were released on Friday and had been a part of a phone survey that took place from Sunday to Wednesday, following the violent attack on the Pelosi household. Following the attack on speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband Paul Pelosi, around 60 percent of respondents said that they are “very concerned” about the increase in political violence.
Democrats also noted their worries regarding the increase in politically motivated violence. Around 95 percent of Democrats said that they are either somewhat or very concerned.
Around 87 percent of Republican respondents and 86 percent of independents have also expressed that they are somewhat concerned or very concerned about it.
Of those who noted they are “very concerned” about political violence can be broken down along party lines – 75 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of independents, and 56 percent of Republicans.
Both Democrats and Republicans appear to be claiming that the opposite party is to blame, with 31 percent of respondents saying the Republicans are responsible and 25 percent claiming it is the Democrats. Among independents, 39 percent say both parties are to blame, while 24 percent blame Republicans and 20 percent place the blame on the Democrats.