A poll of Americans voters has found that a majority believe that Joe Biden’s ‘battle for the soul of the nation’ speech, during which he was bathed in blood red light and flanked by marines, was purposefully designed to “incite conflict.”
The survey, conducted by pollster Trafalgar Group for the conservative group Convention of States Action, found that overall close to 57% of Americans believe the speech constituted a “dangerous escalation in rhetoric.”
Further highlighting the polarisation in U.S. politics, over 89% of Republicans and 62% of independents feel the speech was designed to incite conflict, while only 18.7% of Democrats said the messaging is divisive.
More than 70% of Democrats said it is “acceptable” for the Biden to brand “MAGA Republicans” as “an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
— The Trafalgar Group (@trafalgar_group) September 6, 2022
Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States commented “These numbers reveal that most voters were sickened and deeply disturbed by what they saw last week. When you couple this finding with previous polling we did indicating a majority of voters also hold President Biden responsible for America’s divisions—it’s clear that the man who promised to unite the nation has become the most divisive President in American history,”