The country is finally united — but not in the way that President Biden hoped for.
In a new Zogby Poll, both sides agree that the United States is teetering on the brink of civil war.
Pollster Jonathan Zogby of Zogby Analytics said that overall, 46% believe civil war is likely versus 43% who don’t.
“It’s quite astounding that nearly half of voters think we are headed for bloodshed!” he said in the poll analysis.
In early December, Joe Biden pledged “to bring the coronavirus pandemic under enough control to open most of the nation’s schools during his first 100 days as president.”
“It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school,” Biden said. “If Congress provides the funding, we need to protect students, educators and staff. If states and cities put strong public health measures in place that we all follow, then my team will work to see that the majority of our schools can be open by the end of my first 100 days.”
Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Biden’s plan to reopen schools in his first 100 days, and what this would entail.
“Could you help us understand what the White House’s, or what the president’s definition of open schools is? Does it mean teachers in classroom teaching students in classroom or does it just mean kids in classroom with a remote screen? Help us understand,” a member of the press briefing audience asked.
Psaki responded, “Sure, his goal that he set is to have the majority of schools, so more than 50 percent, open by day 100 of his presidency. And that means some teaching in classrooms. So at least one a day week, hopefully it’s more. And obviously it is as much as is safe in each school and local district.”