Poll: Dems just as much to blame as GOP for violence and threats

Americans believe Democrats are just as much to blame as Republicans for the violence and threats surrounding the healthcare debate, a new Gallup poll finds.

Forty-nine percent of respondents said "controversial political maneuvers" by Democrats were a "major reason" for the threats, while 29% said it was a "minor reason." That's a total of 74% who assign some blame to Democrats.

Meanwhile, 46% said criticism of the bill by "conservative commentators" was a "major reason," with 26% calling it a "minor reason." That's a 72% total.

As for Republicans in Congress, 43% said their crticism was a "major reason," with 29% selecting it as a "minor reason," for a 72% total.


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