The end is near ... and most voters like it that way

The end is near ... and most voters like it that way

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An unprecedented number of people revel in the fact the 2016 election season is almost over.

"I can't wait for tomorrow to come and go," voter John Price said.

"You kind of want to move past, in a sense, this hump," voter Laquel Brown said.

Voters from both sides of the aisle admit they look forward to the end of campaigns and the political mud-slinging that has dominated the 2016 presidential election.

"Trump. Ugh. Clinton. Ugh. We don't have no good choices," voter Cleo Johnson said.

The dislike spans all political parties as a Monmouth University study shows 70 percent of voters are dissatisfied with this election.

"People are pulling apart politically, and they see the other side as not worthy of office. So it's negativity not only on the part of the campaigns but on the part of the voters as well and that's what causes a lot of people just to be ready to be done with the whole thing," Tulane University Political Science associate professor Brian Brox said.

Brox blames voter stress on negativity from the presidential and senate campaigns and he says this presidential campaign is like no other in more than a century.

"Some of the late 1700's and early 1800's elections were very very negative. Some of the elections right before the Civil War were very partisanly intense and negative," Brox said. "But in the last couple of generations, we've had polarization and people see really different things in their candidates."

Brox believes the country's divide comes as more voters get their information from like minded people and media outlets who have views similar to their own. 
He also said many voters are fearful of what is ahead after the election.

"So many people are saying, 'I have my preferred candidate. I want this person to win. Is it going to be okay?' Well the republic will go on if that's your basis. We're not going to fall off a cliff here. But you're candidate might lose. I say that to both sides. You're candidate might lose. You've got to be prepared for that," Brox said.

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