Thomas Baldino, professor of political science at Wilkes University, recently was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his insights on the midterm elections.
Baldino explained the polarization at the polls may not be impacted by recent events including the tragedy at the Squirrel Hill synagogue which killed 11 individuals.
“We’ve never had a period like this with the intense polarization we have at this moment where Democrats and Republicans in Congress don’t work together at all, where the electorate is as deeply divided as it is, and where we can’t even agree on what the facts are because the facts are fake,” he said. “It’s not healthy.”
With division present in both the House and Senate, even a Democratic wave would not create consensus, but more gridlock Baldino added.
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