Locals eager for presidential election to end

The frustration stems from all the mudslinging between Trump and Clinton

(AP file)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With all the mudslinging between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, locals are glad the presidential election will be all said and done on Wednesday.

“Yes! Yes,” Paul Rodriguez of Struthers said. “Because there’s so much mudslinging.”

“Yes,” Sheri Vitek said. “Yes I am.”

Each candidate is having his and her fair share of insults for the other.

Trump regularly refers to his opponent as Crooked Hillary, while Clinton says Trump is unfit and unqualified for the oval office.

“It’s kind of depressing, you know, all this fighting and bickering,” Carolyn Taltoan of Boardman said. ” Watching the debate, I couldn’t even believe that they were on TV acting like that.”

The Pew Research Center surveyed registered voters from Oct. 20-25.

In that survey, 54 percent of them said it’s never OK to personally insult your opponent, while 43 percent said it’s sometimes fair game.

In a similar survey Pew did in September, 57 percent said they felt frustrated by the campaign, while 55 percent said they were disgusted.

“It’s a little goofy,” said Chelsea Howe of Poland. “It [has] gotten blown out of proportion. I’ve enjoyed watching it — it has been entertaining — but yeah I’m ready for it to be over.”

Added Darla Forbes of Youngstown: “I was really interested in the debates, but it’ll be nice once everything is said and done and things kind of settle down a little bit.”

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