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The Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Are Terrified Of Election Results

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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A strong majority of likely voters are afraid of the results of the general election, according to an AP poll published Thursday.

Eighty-one percent of likely voters reported they are afraid of at least one of the candidates winning the election in November. Twenty-five percent admitted they were afraid of both candidates.

Individually, 56 percent of voters reported they feared a Trump presidency, while 48 percent reported a fear of a Clinton presidency. Only 26 percent of Trump and Clinton supporters stated they would be excited if their respective candidate won the general election.

“If Hillary Clinton won, I’d probably consider suicide. I’m definitely not a fan,” Dennis Fernandez of Arizona told the Associated Press. Lawrence James, a voter in North Carolina added, “If Trump wins, well, we’ve already checked out Malta and New Zealand. I’m just not comfortable that he’s not going to make rushed, uninformed decisions.”

Fourteen percent of supporters for both candidates said they didn’t like the candidate they would be voting for. “I really don’t love either of the candidates. What do they say? It’s a choice between hot and hell,” Annette Scott, a New Jersey resident told the Associated Press.

According to  a national CBS poll published Thursday, both Clinton and Trump earned very high negative numbers. 67 percent of voters rated Clinton as “not honest or trustworthy.” 62 percent of voters said Trump was “not honest or trustworthy.”

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