On Sunday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said this of President Obama’s 2012 campaign during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation”: “He didn’t win in a landslide. He won by three percentage points, but he won by waging a very effective campaign, and he won by in some ways dividing the country….” …
Was the 2012 election any more (or less) divisive than past races for president?
To answer that question, we turned to exit polling — and, specifically, to how self-identified Democrats and Republicans voted in 2012 as compared to past elections. [cont.]
Chris Cillizza, Washington Post