By Luis Miguel - thenewamerican.com
A new survey of voters conducted by Rasmussen Reports finds that approximately one-in-three voters believes America is on the edge of another civil war, with more Republicans holding that view than their Democrat counterparts.
The national survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters asked participants the question, "How likely is it that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years - very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?"
Republicans responded that a civil war is a real possibility at a rate of 40 percent. By contrast, only 28 percent of Democrats believe so. Non-affiliated voters nearly matched Republicans, with 39 percent responding that they see a second civil war occurring in the near future.
According to Rasmussen, the situation is reversed from two years ago, when more Democrats said they were worried about a pending war.
While the new poll determined that a total of 34 percent of surveyed voters believe in the likelihood of a civil war, only nine percent responded "very likely."
Interestingly, the study found that it is younger voters who most worry about another civil war.
The poll also gauged respondents' views on race relations, including attitudes regarding the current George Floyd protests and removal of Confederate statues.
"Will the current protests over the killing of an unarmed black man by police in Minneapolis lead to long-term, meaningful racial change in America?" read one question, while the other asked, "Will the removal of Confederate symbols, names and monuments throughout the country help or hurt race relations? Or will it have no impact?"
The results state:
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all voters believe the removal of Confederate symbols, names and monuments throughout the country honoring those who fought in the first civil war will help race relations. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree and think it will hurt race relations instead. These numbers are reversed from August 2017 when 28% said removal of the symbols would help race relations, while 39% thought it would hurt instead. Little changed is the 28% who think the removal of public traces of the Confederacy will have no impact.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) feel the current protests over the killing of an unarmed black man by police in Minneapolis will lead to long-term, meaningful racial change in America. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree, while just as many (32%) are not sure.
Additionally, only 29 percent of blacks think the protests will lead to meaningful long-term change in the United States, as compared to 35 percent of whites and 48 percent of other minority voters. Blacks (54 percent), however, are much more confident than whites (36 percent) and other minorities (40 percent) that removing Confederate symbols, names, and monuments will help race relations.
In total, a large majority of Democrats (64 percent) believe race relations will improve if all traces of the Confederacy are erased, compared to only 19 percent of Republicans and 31 percent of unaffiliated voters.
The survey was conducted between June 11 and 14, 2020, and has an error margin of +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95-percent level of confidence.
It's certainly not difficult for Americans to anticipate the possibility of a civil war considering the events of the last few months.
First, Americans' constitutional rights were trampled on in the name of a virus that not only appears to have made its way to the public through the work of the U.S. federal Deep State in collaboration with the communist Chinese, but whose threat level has been stretched by the media with the help of globalist establishment players such as the World Health Organization and Bill Gates.
For months, Americans were told freedom of religion, freedom to peaceably assemble, and other basic liberties don't apply when there's a disease outbreak.
And just as state governments began to roll back the widespread COVID-19 restrictions, the country was hit by a wave of race-focused riots that in many cases has descended into raw terrorism by armed Marxists and outright secessionism (just look at Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupied Protest).
Though many American patriots are rightfully willing to fight for the cause of liberty, the Deep State perfectly understands that its agenda can lead to war and also understands how to use war to further that agenda. After all, effecting transformative socio-political change via warfare and revolutions has been one of their chief tactics in other parts of the world for decades.