Jefferson County Residents Give Opinions on Presidential Candidates

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Despite the fact that so many seem to have strong opinions about the presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, relatively few are willing to share them in Jefferson County.

Some were business owners who said they didn’t want to alienate customers and friends while others thought what they had to say was too harsh.

Trump’s bombastic nature led one Brookville resident to suggest the Republican Party could regain control of the White House if the ticket were reversed.

Kathy Lynch said if Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, were at the top of the ticket, he would win.

“To be honest, I’m terrified,” Lynch said. “I think if we had a ticket with Pence-Trump, we would have a better chance from the conservative side.

“And I just want to throw up my hands with Hillary because I just can’t stand her.”

For Corsica resident Shawn Goodwin, he doesn’t see a lot of positives in either candidate.

“Nothing really sticks out for me,” Goodwin said.

Heather Christy, also of Corsica, wonders if the world is ready for a female president.

With the Nov. 8 election on the horizon and the last debate set for Wednesday, many still aren’t sure who they will vote for, but the one consensus is that voters will likely be picking against a candidate rather than choosing one.

The latest national polls show Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican challenger Donald Trump by double digits.

A poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal has Clinton with 48 percent among likely voters while Trump is drawing 37 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 7 percent while Green Party’s Jill Stein has 2.

In a two-way race, Clinton leads Trump, 51-41.

A poll by ABC News and the Washington Post shows Clinton leading 47-43.

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