Case in point, Donald Trump’s approval rating has hovered around 40% since 2015 and has not changed despite all the negative and very bad news about him while in office. As mentioned earlier, the media impact is almost negligible. So the BIG DIVIDE can be safely attributed to the first two groups: the elected officials and the constituents.
Why does it matter? Why does it matter there is a BIG DIVIDE in the country? It’s been around for quite some time now. We, as a country, seem to be doing just fine despite its lingering presence; should it matter?