The perceived intensity of disunity in the Democrat party has increased substantially in just the last month. When we consulted polling data at the end of January, self-identified Democrats were more likely to say the party was “more united than usual” than to say it was “more divided”.
That is no longer the case. Both independents and Republicans also rate the Democrat party as more disunited now than they did a month ago. In fact, across all demographic groups, Democrats appear disunited and the GOP united:
This poll was conducted a few days before the Nevada debate where Bloomberg made his debut. It’s going to be interesting to see if and how things settle in the party.
The most plausible way this happens is by Sanders being cheated again and then falling in line again to endorse whoever the party machine picks. But while he may repeat the buckle, his supporters are a different story. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… It could also come about by the party getting an acceptable marionette in the VP slot, setting the ground rules for Sanders in private, and then publicly supporting his nomination and candidacy.