Partisan Polarization Is Accelerating

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Mike Crowe (L), of Springfield, Virginia, argues with an immigrant rights supporter as a handful of protesters from anti-amnesty groups, including New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NY ICE) and The Tea Party Immigration Coalition, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Capitol building April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The groups came out to protest the "Rally for Citizenship," co-sponsored by the Service Employees International Union and CASA of Maryland, an immigrant advocacy group.  (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

    Allison Shelley

    The number of Americans who are consistently conservative or consistently liberal has doubled over the past 20 years, Pew Research reported Thursday. Twenty-one percent are now consistent liberals or conservatives, up from 10 percent in 1994. In addition, those partisan sentiments are stronger among those who profess them. Also, the number of people in each party who view the opposing party in a negative light has more than doubled since 1994. They believe the other guy’s policies “are so misguided that they threaten the nation’s well-being.” Good luck governing.

    Read it at Pew Research