Did President Obama ‘divide the country’ in 2012? No worse than usual.

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