UNDATED - One of the hallmarks of our government in the United States of America has always been the peaceful transition of power.  From the President, to who has the majority in the U.S. Congress, and on down to state and local governments.  It's a system that has set the standard for democratic nations across the globe.

However, this Friday when Preident-Elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office the peaceful transition will be put to the test.  Several congressional Democrats say they're skipping Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday.  Meanwhile, their colleague John Lewis of Georgia is being blasted for saying that Russian interference in the election delegitimizes Trump's presidency.

In addition, in the days immediately after the November election, there were protests in the streets over the outcome of the Presidential election.

There's no doubt any talk of politics these days whether in person, on radio and/or TV talk shows, or on social media sparks a firestorm of of opposing views.  Our United States is anything but "united" with little talk or thought of compromise.

Trump's approval rating going into his presidency is at an all-time low of just 44 percent according to Gallup, which means he's facing an uphill battle of having any hope of bringing the country together.

That got us talking in the newsroom, wondering first which party you most closely identify with. Answer this question:

Then, after you've answered the survey question, go to our Facebook page and join the conversation.

Tell us more about why you vote the way you do.  If you primarily vote Republican, why?  What is it about the party that you identify with?  If you primarily vote Democrat, why?  What is it about that party that means the most to you?  And, if you're a "political free agent" so to speak, what do you look for in a candidate?

Do you vote the way your parents voted, or do you often times differ from them on your views?