Poll: 2016 Presidential Race Caused 7 Percent Of Voters To Lose Friends

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new survey from Monmouth University shows that seven percent of voters have lost or ended friendships over the 2016 Presidential Race.

CBS News reports that 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 Presidential Race has brought out the worst in people. The poll also found that nearly two-thirds believe the harsh language used in politics today is unjustified, while 30 percent said it’s justified.

Thirty-seven percent said the harsh language is coming from Trump’s campaign, while 11 percent thought it was coming from Clinton’s.

The poll surveyed 802 registered voters between Sept. 22 and 25 with a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

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