US, over 40% of Americans likely civil war within 10 years

YouGov Economist survey

More than 40% of Americans they believe that one civil war both in some way likely in the next 10 years, according to a poll by YouGov and The Economist, a figure that rises to 50 percent among those who call themselves strongly Republicans. On Sunday night, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham spoke about possible “riots in the streets” if Donald Trump is indicted for holding classified documents after leaving the White House, materials recovered by the FBI from the former president’s house in the August 8 search.

Graham’s words were answered by Mary McCord, former interim deputy attorney general, who told CNN that it is “incredibly irresponsible for an elected official to make veiled threats of violence. By saying that ‘people are angry, they can be violent’, he said. demonstrated that “what both Trump and Lindsey Graham know is that people listen and mobilize. What happened on January 6 is the result of this same kind of tactic by President Trump and his allies. ”

From the assault on the Capitol almost two years ago, fears of political violence have grown, although most experts believe large-scale armed conflict, such as the American Civil War of 1861-65, remains unlikely. However, many fear a rise in political divisions and explicitly political violence, particularly as Republicans who support Trump on election fraud run for Congress, for the role of governor and, in elections, for key state posts.