Identity politics was taken to new extremes in the cultural warfare of the 2018 midterms

The 2018 midterms have set-up two years of a divided Congress with the House now in Democrat hands and the Republicans extending their lead in the Senate.

Analysis of the results from Tuesday’s voting shows that US voters are also becoming increasingly oppositional with identity politics playing an increasingly pivotal roll in determining who people vote for.

In a trend seen across the Western world, factors such as age and education are splitting how populations vote to larger and larger extents while issues like the strength of the economy are taking a back seat.

A growing generational divide

America’s widening identity divides are laid bare when analysing the gap between the generations.

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