From the perspective of voters, the major political divide in the nation is between mainstream Americans and the political class. Politicians would prefer to ignore that divide and focus on whether Washington Republicans or Washington Democrats should run the club for the next couple of years.
In many troubled relationships, both sides deserve some of the blame. But the United States is a nation founded on the belief that governments gain their legitimacy only from the consent of the governed. In the relationship between the people and the political class, that means the voters are right and the politicians need to change.