OR, Wash. residents feeling ‘voter fatigue’

Voters told KOIN 6 News they’ve been avoiding their social media to get a break from what they’re calling “hostility”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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.