Politics

46% Say Next President Should Be More Conservative

| by Oren Peleg

If Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 presidential election -- as she is projected to do -- she will become the first Democrat to follow a two-term president of her own party since President Harry Truman. However, despite this potentially historic run for Democrats, a sizeable minority of the country may not be so pleased.

A Fox Business exit poll has reported that 46 percent of those surveyed want the next president’s policies to "be more conservative." While this means that 54 percent of Americans either want a more liberal president or are undecided, the country is experiencing painful political partisanship.

According to a Politico/Morning Consult exit poll, 69 percent of respondents believe Clinton will largely continue President Barack Obama’s policies.

“I want us to heal our country and bring it together,” Clinton said in an October campaign ad, reports the Christian Science Monitor. “My vision of America is an America where everyone has a place.”

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“Especially after the Trump campaign, it will be important for Hillary Clinton to reach out to Republicans, even Trump voters who really don’t like her, to try and ask for a fresh look,” said David Greenberg, historian of American politics at Rutgers University.

"I think I have some work to do to bring the country together," Clinton said on Nov. 7, during her final day of campaigning, reports The Hill. "I really do want to be the president for everybody. … Because I think that these splits, these divides that have been not only exposed but exacerbated by the campaign on the other side are ones that we really do have to bring the country together." 

Sources: Fox Business/Twitter, Christian Science Monitor, The Hill, Morning Consult / Photo credit: Hillary Clinton/Instagram

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