Washington: Over half of the respondents in a recent US poll said they were ‘alarmed’ over the upcoming presidential election, with most still deciding on which candidate to choose to lead the nation.
The poll by Suffolk University released on Tuesday showed that 46% of respondents held a favourable attitude towards Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and 47% unfavourable, Xinhua news agency reported.
For Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump, 61% have an unfavourable attitude compared with 31% favourable.
Forty-nine per cent of respondents said they would vote for or lean toward Clinton, with 39% for Trump and another 10 % undecided on their vote.
Fourty-three per cent of respondents, felt ‘scared’ about the idea of Trump eventually winning the election, according to the poll.
It also found that 58% of the respondents thought the divisions inside the US were deeper than the past, and 54% are worried that the country was headed in the wrong direction.
Poll results from Fox, CNN and MSNBC provided people’s divided viewpoints on the two presidential candidates.
In stark contrast to the Suffolk University poll, 83% of Fox respondents said they would vote for Trump, while 77% of CNN respondents and 94% from MSNBC chose Clinton.
The 2016 presidential election, with all its twists and turns like Clinton’s trust issues and accusations on Trump’s sexual misconduct, is believed to be one of the most contentious races yet to the Oval Office.