It makes you wonder when you see how corporations can harness the differences in employees ideas to positively benefit the corporation and its customers, why our government seems to do the opposite. Why do the parties pick such loathsome candidates? It almost seems that the parties are America’s greatest threat?
" … In 2012, 33 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Republicans described themselves as angry at the opposing party’s presidential candidate “most of the time” or “just about always.” In 2016, the percentage of Democratic voters who said they were this angry at Trump rose to 73 percent, and the percentage of Republicans with that level of hostility toward Hillary Clinton rose to 66 percent.
From one vantage point, the view of each major party has steadily worsened. As Abramowitz and Webster point out:
The percentage of Americans with favorable opinions of both parties is now the lowest it has been since the American National Election Studies began asking this question in 1978.
At the same time, “record numbers of voters in 2016 were dissatisfied with their own party’s presidential nominee.” Trump and Clinton were the most unpopular major party candidates for president since the ANES introduced the feeling thermometer scale in 1968.