In Presidential Race, Idaho Leads Nation — In Pessimism

Idaho, with just four electoral votes, might not be a bellwether in this (or any) presidential election. But this year, it is leading all other states in one telling category: voter pessimism.

This week’s massive Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll surveyed 74,000 voters nationwide on the presidential election. Its findings showed why Hillary Clinton holds the advantage over Donald Trump. But it also found pessimism about the election in every state.

The Post asked: “How much, if at all, do you think the result of this year’s presidential election will reduce political divisions within the country?” In Idaho, 79 percent of respondents, or four out of five, answered “not much” or “not at all.” That was tops in the nation. Vermont, Washington, Colorado, and Minnesota followed

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