PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As the 2016 general election nears its end, some voters seem tired of politics and are ready to move on.
Voters told KOIN 6 News they’ve been avoiding their social media to get a break from what they’re calling “hostility.”
At the Portland Saturday Market, shoppers were happily distracted from their highly politicized social media feeds.
“I feel like it has been a bombardment of hostility. I feel like it has been extremely volatile. I was just telling him I think a lot of people are going to suffer depression,” said Portland voter Angela Nibler.
“I have election fatigue with this cycle,” said Washington voter James Perry. When asked why, Perry responded, “[The] candidates are kind of annoying to watch and to hear about, and there’s a lot of animosity between everybody.”
Perry said he’s looking forward to the day after Election Day.
“It’s like enough! We had enough!” said KOIN 6 News Political Analyst Jim Moore. “The presidential election has really driven this election to new heights.”
Moore said the fatigue will die down within days of the election.