There were many Southerners who supported Lincoln. Southern hotheads manipulated votes in the South and engaged in massive chicanery. The South could NEVER have won the Civil War: not enough railroads; not enough arms; not enough population and the southern planters who were the cause of this war didn’t even have to serve at the Front. The most shamelessly useless war in our history. The South needed to be crushed and beaten badly. It was.I think he carried 48 states, but still, three voters here have him as most divisive.
Maybe they can explain it. For me, Lincoln is an easy call, and I wouldn't know who to put second. The first thing that comes to mind is with Nixon hated. Even his friends didn't like him.