Have you lost any ‘friends’ over this election? I haven’t because I only have a handful of friends and we’ve been to hell and back.
The Monmouth University Poll also finds that 7% of voters report having lost or ended a friendship because of this year’s presidential race. This includes 9% of Clinton supporters, 6% of Trump backers, and 3% of other voters. This is not that unusual though – 7% of voters say they have lost friendships over political campaigns in the past.
Despite the verbal grenades being thrown on TV and social media, the overwhelming sentiment about the nation’s politics is one of disappointment rather than rage. While 20% say they are “angry” with Washington, about two-thirds (66%) say “dissatisfied” is a better description of how they feel. Of course, this means not much more than 1-in-10 voters have a positive feeling toward Washington, including being “satisfied” (9%) or “happy” (3%). This general pattern holds regardless of partisan identification.
Here is a handy Template of a typical Facebook argument:
One person posts this:
The next one this:
Then you get this:
Has this happened to you?