Most are 'alarmed' that other side might win presidential race
An overwhelming majority of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters in Minnesota are very alarmed by the prospect of the other candidate winning the presidency, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
The growing polarization of the U.S. electorate has been a major dynamic of recent presidential cycles, and the poll finds it is playing out in Minnesota this year. A full 84 percent of Clinton’s supporters said they are “very alarmed” that Trump could become president, while 69 percent of the Republican’s supporters said the same of the Democratic candidate.
“I would probably actually leave the country” if Trump is elected, said Jessica Teppo, a poll respondent from St. Paul. The 38-year-old, who works in a pottery studio and as a personal chef, said she has been considering graduate school and would look for one abroad should January usher in a Trump inauguration.