Trump The Most Divisive In Century, But 1968 US Election Was Even Worse’

July 21, 2020

"It depends on what you mean by 'divisive'. We have the most divisive major party candidate in the last 100 years in Donald Trump. Partisan loyalties are as strong as they have been in the last 100 years and the balance between the two parties is about as even as it's been in at least 70 years. On the other hand, you could make a good case that the most divisive election in the last 100 years was in 1968,"John Mark Hansen, the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago's Political Science Department, told IANS in an email interview.  

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