Kevin Smith, a political scientist, provided some insight into the data from the aforementioned survey. Smith ultimately warned that the negative experiences which people are having due to politics can ripple out into other areas of society.
In Smith’s own words:
“Politics is really negatively affecting a lot of people’s lives, or at least, they’re perceiving that politics is really negatively affecting their lives in deep and meaningful ways. Stress is a real phenomenon that can have disastrous health effects.”
Finally, Smith concluded his remarks by stating that stress comes with ” a real add-on health effect.”
The Future of Politics in America
Unfortunately, there is no indicator that insanity in the political world will die down anytime soon. As a matter of fact, most signs indicate that much more of the same lies ahead. This is largely driven by the 2020 presidential election and the battle over whether or not to impeach President Trump.