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Final day of campaigning has Tulane students eager for campaign to end

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The presidential candidates were out covering as much ground as possible on this the final day of a brutally long election campaign.

The goal now is to win  voters in the so-called 'swing states', voters who could make the difference by the time the polls close Tuesday night.

The candidates for president covered five states Monday, on this the final day of a campaign season, measured in years. 

"We got to defend the American worker's rights to organize for better wages and benefits," said Hillary Clinton in Michigan.

Both candidates visited Michigan where workers worry about a continued out migration of jobs. 

"We will stop the jobs from leaving your state," Trump said.

But while the candidates talk about issues, many say this race has been more, about personalities.

"The fault lines haven't changed, does Trump have the temperament, can Hillary be trusted," said FOX 8 Political Analyst Mike Sherman.

In Sherman's political science class, students appear to want more, than the candidates have offered. 

"I think students are really concerned with the issues...part of the exhaustion has been this is a race more characterized by personalities," said Tulane political science major Bobby Mannis.

A big issue here... high interest student debt. In the tens of thousands for many, and a concern for years to come.

"Between the two of them I don't think they've talked enough about it, they don't think millennial are engaged enough," said Mannis.

It's not that the candidates haven't had time. This campaign has been waged for nearly two years, in a presidential election cycle that appears to grow longer every four years.

"If you're going to run for president, come with a lot of stamina, this is a long brutal process," said Sherman.

He says things got especially bad for Hillary Clinton last week, with the announcement from FBI director James Comey, that he would take another look at the Clinton email controversy.

"Talk about an October surprise, and it did do damage to Hillary Clinton," said Sherman.

Sunday, Comey told Congress that Clinton would not face charges, from the second look at her e-mails. But our political analyst says for Clinton, the timing was bad.

"We are seeing the polls settle down, but the damage was done...and it was done during early polling," said Sherman.

Trump has also faced allegations of sexual improprieties, and criticizing beauty queens for weight gain, and Monday night, many are eager for the bickering to stop.

"I think people are exhausted," said Mannis.

And by tomorrow night at this time, we should know who the next president will be.

Sherman says even after Tuesday's election the real challenge may still lie ahead. He says the country has been badly divided by this election cycle, and he says whoever wins, will need to make re-uniting the country, a top priority.

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