Seven percent of voters have lost or ended a friendship as a result of this year’s presidential race, according to a new Monmouth University survey.
Nine percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said they’ve lost a friend because of the election and, 6 percent of Donald Trump supporters have said the same, as well as 3 percent of other voters. Monmouth noted that 7 percent of voters in previous political campaigns have also ended friendships.
More than two-thirds of voters said the 2016 race has brought out the worst in people and only 4 percent said it has brought out the best in people.
The poll also found that nearly two-thirds said that the harsh language used in politics today is unjustified, while 30 percent said it’s justified. And thirty-seven percent said the harsh language is coming from Trump’s campaign, while 11 percent thought it was coming from Clinton’s.
Two-thirds said that they are not satisfied with Washington, and 20 percent described themselves as angry. Nine percent said they are satisfied and 3 percent said they’re happy.
Just over a third said that the government is doing enough to prevent a future terrorist attack and nearly 60 percent said the government isn’t doing enough. A majority said that homegrown terrorists post a bigger threat to the U.S. than terrorists who come into the country from overseas.
The poll surveyed 802 registered voters between Sept. 22 and 25 with a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.
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