The June 2021 Battleground Poll found that, even while remaining polarized over the direction of the country and many key issues, voters now rank “division in the country” as the most important issue facing them personally (32%). The poll found that while voters see a modest improvement in the level of division since January, they still rate it alarmingly high and are pessimistic about the future. The poll asked voters to rate on a scale of 0-100 the level of political division in America, with 100 being the highest level. Asked their view of the level of division now, the mean response was 73, down from 76 in January. But when asked to consider where their view will be in one year, the mean response was 69, up from 65 in January. On average, voters feel better about the direction of the country than in the last Battleground Poll, though they remain pessimistic overall. More than half (56%) of Americans think the country is on the wrong track today compared to 72% who said the same in August.
The poll was conducted between June 5, 2021 and June 10, 2021. View the full press release with detailed results here, or click on the links below to view data and individual summaries from Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group:
MSNBC Morning Joe: Voters rate political division as the main issue facing the country
June 17, 2021 – Votes rate political division as the number one issue facing the country, according to new GU polling. Mo Elleithee and Kurt Bardella join Morning Joe to discuss.