Professor Pahnke Comments on Partisan Divide in 2020 Presidential Election

Thursday, June 04, 2020

SPUTNIK INTERNATIONAL (MOSCOW) -- The partisan divide is going to play out a lot in the coming elections, opines Anthony Pahnke, assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University.

“People talk about the partisan divide. I think we’re seeing that now more than ever,” he says. “There’s a different dynamic in each state. The big question is, right now — how is this partisan divide going to show up in the election? Meaning who can get out, who can turn out the people further in their parties. It’s the question about turnout.”

The professor admits that the Americans are significantly polarized about the candidates: those who don't like Trump will vote for virtually any Democratic candidate; similarly, those who don't like Biden and Democrats will side with Trump despite all odds.