Americans agree that the future of democracy is on the line in the 2024 election but disagree about who poses the biggest threat

Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Hialeah WASHINGTON (AP) — In a politically polarized nation, Americans seem to agree on one issue underlying the 2024 elections — a worry over the state of democracy and how the outcome of the presidential contest will affect its future. They just disagree over who poses the threat. READ MORE : Few U.S. adults want a Biden-Trump rematch in 2024, AP-NORC poll shows A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 62% of adults say democracy in the U.S. could be at risk depending on who wins next fall . Majorities of Democrats (72%) and Republicans (55%) feel the same way, but for different reasons. President Joe Biden has attempted to paint a dystopian future if GOP front-runner and former President Donald Trump returns to the White House after promising to seek retribution against opponents and declining to rule out that he would abuse the powers of the office. The former president has tried to flip the narrative lately, saying the election subversion and documents cases against him show Biden has weaponized the federal government to prosecute a political opponent. He has called Biden the “destroyer of American democracy.” “I think from the side of the left, it’s pretty obvious that they’re concerned about electing a president who is avowedly authoritarian, someone who clearly wants to reduce checks and balances within the government to strengthen the presidency and to do so in ways that give the executive branch kind of an unprecedented reach across the population and sectors of the government,” said Michael Albertus, political science professor at the University of Chicago. “From the right, the Republicans think about government overreach, big government, threats to freedom and mandates to act in a certain way […]

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