Presidential election years are always polarizing to a degree, but the rhetoric coming from the two major political parties in 2016 seems to be increasingly divisive. A recent Pew Research poll found that the majority of voters in both major parties have very unfavorable views of the other party.
On the surface, it's easy to believe what you're watching on television news or reading online — the all-too-common perception that Democrats and Republicans have little in common. But, as seen in our latest video, things are not always as they seem.
We asked millennials which party they believed was most likely to support taking action on the major issues facing our country: do Democrats support early childhood education, or do Republicans? Where do party lines fall when it comes to increasing gun control and to doubling down on jobs?
Most believed that the parties were far apart on each issue. But then we told them the truth. Watch the video above to see their reactions.
Ballots Over Memes is a new A Plus original series profiling millennials and their drive to be involved in the 2016 election.