The University of Virginia’s Center for Politics recently conducted a poll to explore the differences between 2020 Trump voters and Biden voters. Director Larry J. Sabato said “the divide between Trump and Biden voters is deep, wide, and dangerous. The scope is unprecedented, and it will not be easily fixed.”

Majorities of both Biden and Trump voters express some form of distrust for voters, elected officials and media sources they associate with the other side. A strong majority of Trump voters see no real difference between Democrats and socialists, and a majority of Biden voters say there is no real difference between Republicans and fascists.

Significant numbers of both Trump and Biden voters show a willingness to violate democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities. Roughly two in 10 Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a “president could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts.”