Director of the USC PIPE program, Jeff Jenkins said following the recent sympoisum, “While the president appears to be a ‘populist’ in some regards, no clear ideological strategy in the foreign realm — or ‘Trump Doctrine’ — has emerged in his first two years in office.”
Partisan polarization has steadily increased in recent years. Democrats and Republicans in Congress have become two ideologically divided groups, with little ability to work together to solve the nation’s problems. And, citizens have increasingly used partisanship to guide their voting decisions, even as they diverge more and more on answers to the important questions of the day.
As we moved into the second year of Trump’s administration, we explored what partisanship looks like in Congress and the nation.