CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two Charlotte-area political professors are warning that the country's current political polarization will only get worse after Tuesday's midterm election.
"I think we are in a pendulum swing right now. I think it may get worse before it gets better. But there's always the hope that the pendulum will swing back," Scott Huffmon, professor of politics at Winthrop University, said.
"But not the soon future," Huffmon warned.
In recent years, US politics have turned to vitriolic, partisan, and even violent rhetoric. Experts say there's a lack of trust in our basic institutions.
"I think there's been a steady decline in trust in government," Susan Roberts, professor of politics at Davidson College, said.
Like Huffmon, Roberts doesn't expect the political tone to change after this midterms or anytime soon.
"I can't see it changing in 2024," Roberts said.
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