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50 percent of Americans fear divided government and gridlock after midterm elections




Polls show that a growing number of Americans fear a divided government and split control of Congress after November's midterm elections.


The results of an Axios-Ipsos poll conducted on Oct. 1 indicated that 53 percent of Americans are concerned about the possibility of a divided government, which means that one party will control the Senate and another will control the House.


According to the poll, Democratic concern about this outcome is higher than Republican and Independent concern, with 64 percent saying they are more worried.


The poll found that 25 percent of respondents are concerned that if Republicans gain control of both chambers, the economy or inflation will worsen.


The poll was conducted between Sept. 23–26 among 1,008 adults aged 18 and over from the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. It includes 356 Republicans, 449 Democrats, and 126 Independents and has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for all respondents.



3 October 2022

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